Cosmopolitan desires : global modernity and world literature in Latin America / Mariano Siskind.

By: Siskind, Mariano, 1972- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: FlashPoints (Evanston, Ill.): 14.Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2014Description: xi, 357 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Latin American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Modernism (Literature) -- Latin America | Cosmopolitanism in literature | Cosmopolitanism in literature | Latin American literature | Modernism (Literature) | Latin America | Weltbürgertum | Literatur | Lateinamerika | Hispanoamerika | Latinamerikansk litteratur -- historia | Modernism (litteratur) | Kosmopolitism i litteraturen | 1900-1999 | 1900-taletGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc.DDC classification: 860.998 LOC classification: PQ7081 | .S58 2014
Contents:
World literature as a global relation, or The material production of literary worlds -- The globalization of the novel and the novelization of the global -- The global life of genres and the material travels of magical realism -- Marginal cosmopolitanism, modernismo, and the desire for the world -- The rise of Latin American world literary discourses (1882-1925) -- Dario's French universal and the world mappings of modernismo -- Gomez Carrillo eastbound : travel, Orientalism, and the Jewish question.
Summary: "Mariano Siskind's groundbreaking debut book redefines the scope of world literature, locating Latin America in the context of cosmopolitan imaginaries and mappings. In Siskind's formulation, world literature is a modernizing discursive strategy, a way in which Latin American culture has negotiated its aspirations to participate in global networks of cultural exchange, and an original tool to reorganize literary history. Reading across novels, poems, essays, travel narratives, and historical documents, Siskind shows how Latin American literary modernity was produced as a global relation, from the rise of planetary novels in the 1870s, to cosmopolitan modernism at the turn of the twentieth century, to the global spread of magical realism. With its unusual breadth of reference and a firm but unobtrusive grounding in philosophy, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, Cosmopolitan Desires will have a major impact in the fields of Latin American studies and comparative literature."--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-341) and index.

World literature as a global relation, or The material production of literary worlds -- The globalization of the novel and the novelization of the global -- The global life of genres and the material travels of magical realism -- Marginal cosmopolitanism, modernismo, and the desire for the world -- The rise of Latin American world literary discourses (1882-1925) -- Dario's French universal and the world mappings of modernismo -- Gomez Carrillo eastbound : travel, Orientalism, and the Jewish question.

"Mariano Siskind's groundbreaking debut book redefines the scope of world literature, locating Latin America in the context of cosmopolitan imaginaries and mappings. In Siskind's formulation, world literature is a modernizing discursive strategy, a way in which Latin American culture has negotiated its aspirations to participate in global networks of cultural exchange, and an original tool to reorganize literary history. Reading across novels, poems, essays, travel narratives, and historical documents, Siskind shows how Latin American literary modernity was produced as a global relation, from the rise of planetary novels in the 1870s, to cosmopolitan modernism at the turn of the twentieth century, to the global spread of magical realism. With its unusual breadth of reference and a firm but unobtrusive grounding in philosophy, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, Cosmopolitan Desires will have a major impact in the fields of Latin American studies and comparative literature."--Publisher's description.

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