Ciphers of History

Latin American Readings for a Cultural Age

  • Authors
  • Enrico Mario Santí

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Enrico Mario Santí
      Pages 1-20
  3. Part 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Enrico Mario Santí
      Pages 84-112
    3. Enrico Mario Santí
      Pages 139-151
  4. Part 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Enrico Mario Santí
      Pages 169-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-277

About this book


Gathered in one volume are seven of the best essays written in the last fifteen years or so by the eminent Latin Americanist Enrico Mario Santí. The essays cover a wide range of topics in Latin American poetry, narrative, film, and intellectual history and also explore Spanish Peninsular subject-matter: the Spanish Generation of 98's response to Spain's loss of Cuba in the Spanish-American War of 1898. The essays are introduced by a long text in which the author develops a bracing critique of some dominant trends in current critical practice, and spells out an alternative methodology.


America American studies critique essay film Latin American Studies Narrative poetry

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