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Literatures of the Americas

Postmodern Parody in Latin American Literature

The Paradox of Ideological Construction and Deconstruction

Editors: Weldt-Basson, Helene Carol (Ed.)

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  • Represents the first study of Latin American parody written in English
  • Includes a more comprehensive analysis of postmodern texts than earlier studies
  • Deals specifically with the question of ideology
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This book examines postmodern parody in Latin American literature as the intersection between ideology construction and deconstruction. Parody’s chief task is to deconstruct and criticize the ideologies behind previous texts. During this process, new ideologies are inevitably constructed. However, postmodernism simultaneously recognizes the partiality of all ideologies and rejects their enthronement as absolute truth. This raises the question of how postmodern parody deals with the paradox inherent in its own existence on the threshold between ideology construction/deconstruction and the rejection of ideology. This book explores the relationship between parody and ideology, as well as this paradox of postmodern parody in works written by writers ranging from early twentieth-century poets to the most recent novel by the Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. The analyses include such authors as Cristina Peri Rossi, Manuel Puig, Luisa Valenzuela, Enrique Sánchez, Roberto Bolaño, Claudia Piñeiro, Margarita Mateo Palmer, Boris Salazar and Rosario Ferré.

About the authors

Helene Carol Weldt-Basson is Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of North Dakota, USA. She has previously held appointments at Michigan State, Wayne State, Fordham and Columbia Universities. She is the author of three books: Augusto Roa Bastos’s I The Supreme: A Dialogic Perspective (1993), Subversive Silences: Nonverbal Expression and Implicit Narrative Strategies in the Works of Latin American Women Writers (2009), and Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction (2017). She is also the editor of two previous essay collections with Palgrave Macmillan: Postmodernism’s Role in Latin American Literature: The Life and Work of Augusto Roa Bastos (2010) and Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism (2013).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Parody and Ideology

    Pages 1-27

    Weldt-Basson, Helene Carol

  • Parody and Intertextuality in the Poetry of Twentieth-Century Spanish American Women Writers

    Pages 29-47

    Montilla, Patricia M.

  • Postmodern Parody of The Enchanted Cottage in El beso de la mujer araña: Molina Leaves the Woods

    Pages 49-71

    Marting, Diane E.

  • The Re(Naissance) of Texts: Parody and Rewriting in the Work of Luisa Valenzuela

    Pages 73-96

    Burgos Pérez, Fernando

  • Of Ideological Continuums and Sentimental Memories: Enriquillo Sánchez’s Musiquito: Anales de un déspota y de un bolerista

    Pages 97-115

    Méndez, Danny

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Hardcover $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postmodern Parody in Latin American Literature
Book Subtitle
The Paradox of Ideological Construction and Deconstruction
Editors
  • Helene Carol Weldt-Basson
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90430-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90430-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90429-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08012-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
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