Being In The Pampas

Author: Julio Cesar Diaz
Publisher: Global Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781586842628
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Being In The Pampas. Explores the question of being through readings of Parmenides’s Poem, Zeno’s paradoxes, and Plato’s Parmenides.

Ema The Captive

Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811226034
Size: 50.20 MB
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Ema The Captive. Ema The Captive, César Aira’s second novel, is perhaps closest in style to his popular An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter and The Hare In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with with her newborn babe, to live as a concubine in a crude fort on the very edges of civilization. The trip is appalling (deprivations and rapes prevail along the way), yet the real story commences once Ema arrives at the fort, where she takes on a succession of lovers among the soldiers and Indians, leading to a brave and grand entrepreneurial experiment. As is usual with Aira’s work, the wonder of the book is in the details of customs, beauty, and language, and the curious, perplexing reality of human nature.

El Habla De La Ideolog A

Author: Avellaneda, Andrés
Publisher: EUDEBA
ISBN: 950232319X
Size: 16.97 MB
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El Habla De La Ideolog A. En el marco de su ya emblemática colección “Serie de los dos siglos” Eudeba rescata esta obra que es ya un clásico de la crítica literaria sobre el primer peronismo. Esa condición deriva principalmente de la fuerte apuesta metodológica que propone su autor al incorporar categorías que permiten darle al análisis de las obras una orientación más dirigida hacia problemas sociológicos o políticos, descartados por la crítica estructuralista que no incorpora estas variables. Borges, Cortázar, Anderson Imbert, Martínez Estrada son algunos de los autores elegidos por Andrés Avellaneda para mostrar a sus textos como parte de un permanente diálogo, como un juego de interpelaciones y respuestas.

Un Dios Cotidiano

Author: David Viñas
Publisher: EUDEBA
ISBN: 950231896X
Size: 34.74 MB
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Un Dios Cotidiano. Un dios cotidiano fue, desde su publicación, una novela perturbadora en el sistema literario argentino, y más aún si se considera que aquella primera edición apareció en tiempos de una dictadura militar que estaba estrechamente vinculada a los intereses de la iglesia católica argentina. Con la experiencia socio-política del peronismo clásico apenas a su espalda, Viñas optó por ubicar su historia en la década del treinta y asociarla, en lo político, con la guerra en España, y en lo ideológico, con el antisemitismo. La Guerra Civil española comprometió, en razón del origen inmigratorio de buena parte de la población argentina, a tomar partido por uno de los dos bandos enfrentados, compromiso que, por cierto, alcanzó a numerosos intelectuales y que constituye un acto que ofrece con nitidez uno de los principios ideológicos de la literatura de Viñas.

How I Became A Nun

Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219828
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How I Became A Nun. "A good story and first-rate social science."—New York Times Book Review. A sinisterly funny modern-day Through the Looking Glass that begins with cyanide poisoning and ends in strawberry ice cream. The idea of the Native American living in perfect harmony with nature is one of the most cherished contemporary myths. But how truthful is this larger-than-life image? According to anthropologist Shepard Krech, the first humans in North America demonstrated all of the intelligence, self-interest, flexibility, and ability to make mistakes of human beings anywhere. As Nicholas Lemann put it in The New Yorker, "Krech is more than just a conventional-wisdom overturner; he has a serious larger point to make. . . . Concepts like ecology, waste, preservation, and even the natural (as distinct from human) world are entirely anachronistic when applied to Indians in the days before the European settlement of North America." "Offers a more complex portrait of Native American peoples, one that rejects mythologies, even those that both European and Native Americans might wish to embrace."—Washington Post "My story, the story of 'how I became a nun,' began very early in my life; I had just turned six. The beginning is marked by a vivid memory, which I can reconstruct down to the last detail. Before, there is nothing, and after, everything is an extension of the same vivid memory, continuous and unbroken, including the intervals of sleep, up to the point where I took the veil ." So starts Cesar Aira's astounding "autobiographical" novel. Intense and perfect, this invented narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira's hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else: the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend. Between memory and oblivion, reality and fiction, Cesar Aira's How I Became a Nun retains childhood's main treasures: the reality of fable and the delirium of invention. A few days after his fiftieth birthday, Aira noticed the thin rim of the moon, visible despite the rising sun. When his wife explained the phenomenon to him he was shocked that for fifty years he had known nothing about "something so obvious, so visible." This epiphany led him to write How I Became a Nun. With a subtle and melancholic sense of humor he reflects on his failures, on the meaning of life and the importance of literature.