By Carlos J. Alonso
It is a radical reexamination of the neighborhood novel, which performs a relevant half within the improvement of Latin American fiction within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. Professor Alonso offers his argument via difficult readings of 3 works which are universally said as archetypes of the autochthonous modality: Rivera's l. a. voragine, Gallegos' Dona Barbara, and Guiraldes' Don Segundo Sombra. He proposes a brand new view of the autochthonous as a discourse instead of a referent, this discourse being prepared by way of the 3 intertwined different types of language, geography, and paintings.
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