Practicing Memory in Central American Literature

Fiction has clearly become a potent tool to counter imposed silences and to write against a univocal perception of historical events in Central America. Literature, in its many forms, becomes a potential agent for change, ...

Practicing Memory in Central American Literature

Through penetrating analysis of twentieth-century historical fiction from Central America this book asks: why do so many literary texts in the region address historical issues? What kinds of stories are told about the past when authors choose the fictional realm to represent history? Why access memory through fiction and poetry? Nicole Caso traces the active interplay between language, space, and memory in the continuous process of defining local identities through literature. Ultimately, this book looks to the dynamic between form and content to identify potential maps that are suggested in each of these texts in order to imagine possibilities of action in the future.

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Practicing Memory in Central American Literature
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: N. Caso
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-29 - Publisher: Springer

Through penetrating analysis of twentieth-century historical fiction from Central America this book asks: why do so many literary texts in the region address historical issues? What kinds of stories are told about the past when authors choose the fictional realm to represent history? Why access memory through fiction and poetry?
Practicing Memory in Central American Literature
Language: en
Pages: 588
Authors: Nicole Caso
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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