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The Life and Times of the Picaro-Converso from Spain to Latin America

Yael Halevi-Wise

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter offers a critical analysis of three contemporary historical novels that use picaresque features to portray the experiences of Jews and conversos in Spain, Portugal, and colonial Latin ... More


Futuristic Narratives and the Crisis of Place

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

in Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035468
eISBN:
9780813038155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035468.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter on futuristic fiction considers two texts that draw from the rich history of Latin America to condemn environmental degradation, political corruption, and the disintegration of human ... More


Iconocracy and Political Theology of Narconovelas

Héctor Hoyos

in Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168427
eISBN:
9780231538664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168427.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the iconocracy and political theology of narconovelas by focusing on a recurrent theme in several Latin American novels from the last two decades: the confluence of the global ... More


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