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The Resource At face value : autobiographical writing in Spanish America, Sylvia Molloy, (electronic book)

At face value : autobiographical writing in Spanish America, Sylvia Molloy, (electronic book)

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At face value : autobiographical writing in Spanish America
Title
At face value
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autobiographical writing in Spanish America
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Sylvia Molloy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study of Spanish American autobiography from its beginnings in the post-colonial nineteenth century to the present day concentrates mainly on cultural and historical issues. Spanish American autobiographies are fascinating hybrids, often wielding several discourses at once. They aspire to documentary status while unabashedly exalting the self, and dwell on personal experience while purporting to be exercises in historiography, the founding texts of a national archive. Professor Molloy examines a wide range of texts, from Sarmiento's Recuerdos de provincia to Victoria Ocampo's Autobiografia. She analyses their textual strategies, the generic affiliations they claim, their relationship to the European canon, and their dialogue with precursor texts, as well as their problematic use of memory and the ideological implications of their repressive tactics. This method enables her to identify perceptions of self and tensions between self and other, thus shedding light on the fluctuating place of the subject within a community.--Publisher description
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UkCbUP
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1938-
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Molloy, Sylvia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature
Series volume
4
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  • Spanish American prose literature
  • Spanish American prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Autobiography
  • Self in literature
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At face value : autobiographical writing in Spanish America, Sylvia Molloy, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-266) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553844
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521022804
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
At face value : autobiographical writing in Spanish America, Sylvia Molloy, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553844
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521022804
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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