Literatures of the Americas

Ethics and Literature in Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1970-2000

From the Singular to the Specific

Authors: Amador, Carlos M.

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This book argues for a new reading of the political and ethical through the literatures of Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay from 1970-2000. Carlos Amador reads a series of examples from the last dictatorship and the current post-dictatorship period in the Southern Cone, including works by Augusto Roa Bastos, Roberto Bolaño, Ceferino Reato, Horacio Verbitsky, Nelly Richard, Diamela Eltit, and Willy Thayer, with the goal of uncovering the logic behind their conceptions of belonging and rejection. Focusing on theoretical concepts that make possible the formation of any and all communities, this study works towards a vision of literature as essential to the structure of ethics.

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Carlos M. Amador is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies at Michigan Technological University, USA.

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“Philosophy and literary criticism come together in a masterly way in Carlos Amador’s intelligent and nuanced treatment of Latin American dictatorships in the work of Southern Cone writers such as Augusto Roa Bastos and Roberto Bolaño.  This book problematizes the political in Latin American literature in new and challenging ways…An important contribution to Latin American literary studies and philosophy.”  (Rolando Pérez, Professor of Latin American Literature and Philosophy, Hunter College-City University of New York, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Reading Ethics and Logics of Individuation in the Southern Cone

    Pages 1-19

    Amador, Carlos M.

  • Theorizing Art in Chile During Dictatorship: The Conditions for the Singular and the Specific in Cultural Debate

    Pages 21-40

    Amador, Carlos M.

  • The Cultural Politics of the Singular and the Specific: Chile, Avant-Garde Art, and The Body

    Pages 41-75

    Amador, Carlos M.

  • Yo, el Supremo as the Singular

    Pages 77-97

    Amador, Carlos M.

  • The Scilingo Effect and the Specified

    Pages 99-144

    Amador, Carlos M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics and Literature in Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1970-2000
Book Subtitle
From the Singular to the Specific
Authors
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54633-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54633-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54871-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 195
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