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Title Simón Bolívar : travels and transformations of a cultural icon / edited by Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Bolívar unhinged: an introduction / Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes -- Emergence and consolidation in the nineteenth century -- Simón Bolívar's itinerant portraits: visual conquest and the production of an icon / Emily A. Engel -- Dancing with the enemy: diplomacy in the revolutionary era / Juan Francisco Sans -- Bolivarian imagery and racial ideology in early nineteenth-century Cuba / Paul Niell -- Simón Bolívar's centennial anniversary: music for a triumphal parade / Juan de Dios López Maya -- The birth of the myth: the liberals and the cult of Bolívar (1840-1900) / Tomás Straka -- Disruptions and unhingings in the twentieth century -- Bolívar on the operatic stage: enlightenment hero and tyrannical failure / Maureen G. Shanahan -- Centro Simón Bolívar: a symbol of liberation for revolution square in Ljubljana, Slovenia / Tina Potonik -- In bed with dead Bolívar: Beatriz González's case for critical history painting / Ana María Reyes -- El gran dispensador by Manuel Trujillo: the weaknesses of the national hero / Alicia Ríos -- Moving histories: performing Bolívar in Jorge Alí Triana's film Bolívar soy yo (2002) / Armida de la Garza -- Re-anchorings in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries -- The liberator's sword: the most precious relic of the Bolivarian Revolution / Alejandro E. Gómez Pernia -- When the boat comes in: myth, reification, and the changing face of Simón Bolívar in Venezuelan politics and culture / Nicholas Roberts -- Embodiments and disembodiments of the nation, the people, and the state: disputing Bolívar's body, and the uses of Bolivarianism in contemporary Venezuelan politics / Luis Duno-Gottberg
Summary This title shows us how and why Simón Bolívar is still a major icon in Latin American culture. Cinema, politics, painting, literature, religion, and opera are all touched and marked by 'El Libertador' who is still very much an active force in Latin America. In this volume, an array of international and interdisciplinary scholars shows the ways Bolívar has appeared over the last two centuries in painting, fiction, poetry, music, film, festival, dance, city planning, and even reliquary adoration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830 -- Travel
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830.
Bolívar, Simón 1783-1830
Heads of state -- South America -- Biography
Generals -- South America -- Biography
HISTORY -- Latin America -- General.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
ART -- Caribbean & Latin American.
Heads of state.
South America -- History.
South America.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Shanahan, Maureen G., editor
Reyes, Ana María (College teacher), editor.
ISBN 9780813055978