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Author Ludmer, Josefina, author.

Title The gaucho genre : a treatise on the motherland / Josefina Ludmer ; translated by Molly Weigel
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2002

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Series Duke backfile
Contents I. The Body of the Genre and Its Borders. Essay toward the Construction of a Context and a System of Objects -- I. On the Side of Use: The two chains. Laws. Wars. Sarmiento and the words of exterior space. The heart of the historic space of the genre. The word "gaucho" in the voice of the gaucho: the interior space. An exercise with the dictionary. First outline of the genre. The top and bottom margins of the genre, literary revolutions and two definitions of the gaucho as Argentine man. Hidalgo's transparency is the distribution of voices -- II. On the side of the master, on the side of the gift. A small preliminary cruise toward a reconnaissance of the Joyce archipelago. On the island: a study on montage. 2. Challenge and Lament, the Intonations of the Motherland. Inside the internal space of the genre. Four definitions of the genre and its internal space. And four formulas for the intonations. The preludes or the code of the intonations. The patriotic singer's challenge. Lament of the learned patriot. The logic of the singer. The challenges (on the side of use). The first fiesta of the monster. Two more challenges with throat-cutting. The challenges of the thug. The laments (on the side of the gift). La ida, technical details and notes. Intonations and codes in Borges. The separation of intonations in Evaristo Carriego. Borges before the law -- 3. In the Inferno's Paradise. The Argentine Fausto. A Pastiche of Literary Criticism. -- 4. Pact and Motherland. The Trickery of Hernandez's Professor's Curandera. The book of the pact. Penitence in the margins: two incorrigibles. A national language lesson and a game with institutions. External inclusions. Internal exclusions. Who educates. A review. The word/voice (of) "Picardia" and the literature of the future
Summary Explores the early genre in which the voice of the cowboy of the pampas was used in tales and poetry of various Latin American authors, which shows the relationship of literature to the state
Notes Includes index
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Argentine literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Argentine literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Gauchos in literature.
Gaucho's.
Letterkunde.
Spaans.
Argentine literature.
Gauchos in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Spanish & Portuguese.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 082238356X
1282920111
6612920114
9780822383567
9781282920118
9786612920110
Other Titles GĂ©nero gauchesco. English