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The Baroque Narrative of Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora : A New World Paradise - Kathleen Ross

The Baroque Narrative of Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora

A New World Paradise

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Published: 25th March 1994
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Carlos de SigUenza y Gongora, one of seventeenth-century Mexico's best-known intellectuals, was a writer of fascinating and complex narratives that exemplarize the heterogeneous nature of colonial Spanish American prose. This book is the first critical study to place both the writer and his narrative within the phenomenon of the Barroco de Indias, or the Spanish-American baroque. Approaching SigUenza as a criollo historian preoccupied with the placement of the New World within a universal context, Professor Ross develops a theoretical framework within which his texts can be read and understood today. Professor Ross incorporates into her examination new critical trends, such as the use of narrative theory, the new historiography, and feminist criticism.

"...is certain to be the standard reference on this work for years to come. Scholars dedicating themselves to the large corpus of baroque poetry written in America will also find this book essential." Caliope

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Culture of the Spanish American baroque
A new world paradise
The discourse of paternity
The discourse of paternalism
Reading the vidas
Epilogue
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521451130
ISBN-10: 0521451132
Series: Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 25th March 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54