Cervantine Satire and Folk Syncretism in Paulo de Carvalho-Neto's Latin-American Novel Mi Tío Atahualpa
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
Folk Syncretism in Mi tio Atahualpa
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acculturation action ambassador Andean anejo Antonio appears Arguedas Atahualpa Sobrino Atahualpa Tio blancos Carvalho-Neto Cervantine satire characterized cholo contemporary contrast coplas cristianos critics cronica cultural synthesis curandero Devil dialect Don Quijote Don Simon Dundes Ecuador Ecuadorian elements embassy epic Folklore Freire function genre hero Huasipungo Icaza's identified Inca indiada Indian indigenista novel indigenista writers indigenous culture indio indio pendejo Inkarri intellectual Jorge José José María Arguedas Latin American literature licenciado literary magical realism Manuel Scorza Marchen masker mestizo metanarration Mi tio Atahualpa Muñoz narrative narrator nineteen sixties norms novelists nueva narrativa Olrik oppressed oppressor oral parody Paulo de Carvalho-Neto's Pedrito pendejo picaresque Piter political prison protagonist Quichua Quito rape Rayuela reader revolution revolutionary role Sacoto sangres scene servant sexual social protest social realism Spanish story storytelling Study of Folklore style syncretism tale Terreze tio Atahualpa traditional translated trickster uncle uncle's verse Zaguala zorro