Archival Reflections: Postmodern Fiction of the Americas (self-reflexivity, Historical Revisionism, Utopia)

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Bucknell University Press, 2000 - 367 pages
Archival Reflections explores the works of Carlos Fuentes of Mexico, Julio Cortazar of Argentina, and Ismael Reed and E. L. Doctorow of the United States from two innovative perspectives -- the new forms of the historical novel and the current debate on postmodernism. It explores North-South relations in the Americas and the question of cultural borders within the New World order. It has implications for the literary histories of Spanish America and the United States, as well as for the fields of inter-American and cultural studies, literary theory, and historiography.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Prospects for an InterAmerican Approach to Postmodern Fiction
11
Historiographic Metafiction in the Context of Postmodemism Theory
19
Heretical History Carlos Fuentess Theater of Memory
54
Displacing the Official Record Ishmael Reeds Reinvention of Western History and Myth
126
Between Political Commitment and Epistemological Skepticism Julio Cortazar and E L Doctorow
194
Toward a Pedagogical Political Culture Historical Revisionism Fiction and Resistance in the Americas
255
Conclusion
283
Notes
292
Bibliography
336
Index
355
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