BARROS, SANDO R.
Title Competing Truths In Contemporary Latin American Literature: Narrating Otherness, Marginality, And The Politics Of Representation.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Publisher Floricanto Press, Mountain View.
Seller ID 71544X1
Competing Truths delves into the question of to what extent the fictional and autobiographical truths purported by the aforementioned bestsellers engage in the process of fixating conventional paradigms of "Third World" identity, such as poverty, violence and exclusion, as images of consumption for world audiences. Furthermore, Competing Truths examines what constitutes truth and reality from a perspective that assesses Latin American history and culture in a contest for the very meaning of the postmodern truth. Competing Truths presents a critical reflection of three of the most compelling and successful novels emerging from the Latin American literary scene at the end of the 20th century, questioning the politics behind their historical, racial, and gendered representations. Competing Truths explores the Latin American identity within a literary fictional framework and realistic social paradigms, a dichotomy that challenges the reality of identity of the social types. Lector, The Hispanic Book Review Journal.
(Key Words: Literary Criticism, Sando R. Barros, Contemporary Latin American Literature).