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The Resource Art and anger : essays on politics and the imagination, Ilan Stavans

Art and anger : essays on politics and the imagination, Ilan Stavans

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Art and anger : essays on politics and the imagination
Title
Art and anger
Title remainder
essays on politics and the imagination
Statement of responsibility
Ilan Stavans
Title variation
Art & anger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ilan Stavans's vast and subtle knowledge deftly emerges in this engrossing collection of essays. Fascinated by the idea of Western civilization as a sequence of innumerable misinterpretations and misrepresentations, a magisterial Tower of Babel where everybody communicates at once in a different tongue, these nineteen pieces cover a broad range of personal and philosophical topics with the unifying theme being the crossroads where politics and the imagination meet. An essay on linguistics and culture discusses the shaping of Latin America's collective identity as a result of a translation loss. Peru's modern history is approached as a bloody battle between enlightenment and darkness, as personified by the archetypal clash between novelist Mario Vargas Llosa and the leader of Shining Path, Abimael Guzman
  • In his critiques of Octavio Paz and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stavans reflects on the dichotomy between pen and sword in the Hispanic world and wonders why we are so mesmerized by magic realism, a literary style that poses as unsettling while remaining thoroughly conventional at heart. In "Letter to a German Friend," Stavans returns to his fate as a Jew in the Southern Hemisphere, and in "The First Book," he connects his passion for literature to his initiation into Jewishness. Finally, in the brilliant meditation on Columbus's afterlife, he reflects on the many ways in which we reinvent ourselves in order to make sense of the chaotic world that surrounds us
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
864
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7081
LC item number
.S74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Art and anger : essays on politics and the imagination, Ilan Stavans
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Publication
Note
  • Essays previously published
  • Includes index
Contents
  • Of arms and the essayist
  • Vuelta : a succinct appraisal
  • Discoveries
  • Mexico : four dispatches
  • The adventures of Maqroll
  • Felipe Alfau
  • The brick novel
  • The Latin phallus : a survey
  • Translation and identity
  • Tongue snatcher
  • Letter to a German friend
  • Hello Columbus
  • Two Peruvians
  • The first book
  • Las mariposas
  • The master of Aracataca
  • The verbal quest
  • Art and anger
  • Pessoa's echoes
Control code
33983865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 253 p.
Isbn
9780826317445
Lccn
95050199
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Label
Art and anger : essays on politics and the imagination, Ilan Stavans
Publication
Note
  • Essays previously published
  • Includes index
Contents
  • Of arms and the essayist
  • Vuelta : a succinct appraisal
  • Discoveries
  • Mexico : four dispatches
  • The adventures of Maqroll
  • Felipe Alfau
  • The brick novel
  • The Latin phallus : a survey
  • Translation and identity
  • Tongue snatcher
  • Letter to a German friend
  • Hello Columbus
  • Two Peruvians
  • The first book
  • Las mariposas
  • The master of Aracataca
  • The verbal quest
  • Art and anger
  • Pessoa's echoes
Control code
33983865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 253 p.
Isbn
9780826317445
Lccn
95050199
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.

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