Latin American Literature and the Mass Media: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Latin American Literature and the Mass Media

1st Edition

Edited by Debra Ann Castillo, Edmundo Paz-Soldan


304 pages

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Hardback: 9780815338949
pub: 2000-11-08
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This volume examines Latin American literature in the context of a complimentary audiovisual culture dominated by mass media such as photography, film, and the Internet. The articles gathered here, all of them published for the first time, critically assess Latin American media theories (Garcia Canclini et al.), pointing out their strengths and shortcomings; show how literary works have been able to sustain their visibility in a highly competitive media ecology, accommodating to pop and mass culture while at the same time reaffirming the authority of the literary intellectual. Overall, the book's foregrounding of the impact of mass media on Latin American literature opens the critical debate on an increasingly essential subject.

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LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American