Postmodernism’s Role in Latin American Literature

The Life and Work of Augusto Roa Bastos

  • Editors
  • Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Helene Carol Weldt-Basson
    Pages 1-24
  3. David William Foster
    Pages 35-50
  4. Fatima R. Nogueira, Hortensia Groth
    Pages 81-111
  5. Katie MacLean
    Pages 113-127
  6. Gustavo Verdesio
    Pages 129-152
  7. Javier Uriarte
    Pages 153-188
  8. Jorge Carlos Guerrero
    Pages 189-209
  9. Helene Carol Weldt-Basson
    Pages 211-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book


Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005), winner of the prestigious Cervantes prize, is one of the most important Latin American writers of the twentieth century. This commemorative collection consists of articles by nine scholars reflecting upon the postmodern nature of the Paraguayan author s literary production and his place in world literature. The volume includes articles on the author s screenplays, his masterpiece, the dictator novel I The Supreme, his short stories, feminist approaches to Roa Bastos s novels, reflections on the writer s Guarani poetry, and a study of the complex, intertextual relationships between his novel El fiscal and his other texts.


America Amerikanische Literatur gender identity poetry postmodernism

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