Arguedas / Vargas Llosa

Dilemmas and Assemblages

  • Mabel Moraña

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mabel Moraña
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mabel Moraña
    Pages 7-11
  4. Mabel Moraña
    Pages 39-68
  5. Mabel Moraña
    Pages 221-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-275

About this book


 This book provides a groundbreaking analysis of the most prominent writers of contemporary Peru, in which literary works and cultural performances are illuminated through the categories and propositions of postcolonial theory. The study entails a discussion of thematic choices, representational strategies and political contexts, as well as a daring analysis of Vargas Llosa’s Nobel Prize and Arguedas’ suicide as paradigmatic instances in these authors’ cultural and ideological development. Topics such as indigenismo, archaism, modernity, otherness, popular culture, and cultural diversity traverse through this book, which constitutes, more than a traditional academic exercise, a critical intervention in the field of Latin American studies.  


Arguedas Vargas Llosa Andean culture Andean literature postcolonial theory multiculturalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Mabel Moraña
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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