Latin American Neo-Baroque

Senses of Distortion

  • Pablo┬áBaler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pablo Baler
    Pages 1-32
  3. Pablo Baler
    Pages 33-66
  4. Pablo Baler
    Pages 67-101
  5. Pablo Baler
    Pages 103-128
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 129-149

About this book


Pablo Baler studies the ruptures and continuities linking the de-centered dynamics of the 17th century to the logic of instability that permeates 20th century visual and literary production in Latin America. Bringing philosophy, literary interpretation, art criticism, and a poetic approach to the history of ideas, Baler offers a new perspective from which to understand the uncanny phenomenon of baroque distortion. This interdisciplinary inquiry not only leads to a more specific formulation regarding the singularity of the reappropriations of the baroque in Spanish America, but also allows for a more comprehensive assessment of its historical reach in the broader context of the representational crisis of modernity.

Pablo Baler is Associate Professor of Latin-American Literature at California State University, Los Angeles, USA and an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Art Research at Birmingham City University, UK. A novelist and cultural critic, Baler is the author of the award-winning novel Circa and the collection of short stories, La burocracia mandarina, as well as the editor of The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-First Century.   


Latin American literature Neobaroque Sensation Distortion Cultural Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Pablo┬áBaler
    • 1
  1. 1.California State UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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