Carlos Fuentes, Mexico and Modernity

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico and Modernity

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Drawing from his fiction, literary essays, and political Journalism, van Delden places these tensions in Fuentes's work in relation to the larger debates about modernity and postmodernity in Latin America. He concludes that Fuentes is fundamentally a modernist writer, in spite of the fact that he occasionally gravitates toward the postmodernist position in literature and politics.
In Carlos Fuentes, Mexico, and Modernity, Maarten van Delden argues that there is a fundamental paradox at the heart of Fuentes's vision of Mexico and in his role as novelist and critic in putting forth that vision. This paradox hinges on the tension between national identity and modernity. A significant internal stake out two different positions for himself, as experimental novelist and as politically engaged and responsible intellectual.
Publisher: [Nashville, Tenn.] : Vanderbilt University Press, ©1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)


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