Cervantine Satire and Folk Syncretism in Paulo de Carvalho-Neto's Latin-American Novel Mi Tío Atahualpa

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E. Mellen Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 175 pages
This work is a critical examination of pre-testimonial engaged writing in late 20th century Latin America that has been long overdue, not only to help flesh out the literary history of the region, but to help historicize what came after. As a Cervantine satire of indigenismo, Paulo de Carvalho-Neto's 1972 novel offers an excellent start. As demonstrated in the first section of this study, not only is Mi tio Atahualpa a capacious and critical overview of a genre that dominated the Andes for decades; the novel is also a virtual recapitulation of Latin American literary history, incorporating genres that range from the cronica and folktale through social and magical realisms.In Latin American Literature in a Social Context, Jean Franco stated that No study of Latin American literature, even in the 20th century, is balanced unless oral performance is taken into account and unless there is some notion of the dialectics of oral and written literature (33).

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Sociohistorical Context of Mi tio Atahualpa
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Kimberly A. Nance is Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Illinois State University.

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