Arguedas / Vargas Llosa: Dilemmas and Assemblages

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Springer, Jun 8, 2016 - Social Science - 275 pages
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An English-language translation of the MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and LASA Premio Iberoamericano award-winning Spanish-language book, Arguedas/ Vargas Llosa. Dilemas y ensamblajes, Mabel Moraña offers the first comparative study of two of contemporary Latin America's central literary figures: Mario Vargas Llosa and Jose Maria Arguedas.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Opening
7
Arguedas and Vargas Llosa or the Dilemmas of the Model Intellectual
12
Archaism as Floating Signifier
39
Language as a Battlefield I The Dilemma of the Sign
69
Language as a Battlefield II The Narcissism of the Voice
103
Toward a Poetics of Social Change Truth Modernity and the National Subject in José María Arguedas
129
Which Truth? Otherness and Melodrama in Vargas Llosa
163
Endpoint? DeathThe Nobel Prize
221
Works Cited
249
Index
269
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Mabel Moraña is William H. Gass Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is the Director of the Latin American Studies Program. She has published more than forty authored and edited books, including Bourdieu en la periferia (2014), Inscripciones críticas (2014), and Churata postcolonial (2015). In 2014, the Spanish-language edition of Arguedas/Vargas Llosa was the recipient of both the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, given by the Modern Language Associate and the Premio Iberoamericano by Latin American Studies Association.