The Corpus Delicti

The Corpus Delicti

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An intellectual tour de force from one of today's leading critics of Latin American literature and culture, qThe Corpus Delictiq (The Body of Crime) is a manual of crime, a compendium of crime tales, and an extended meditation on the central role of crime in literature, in life, and in the life of the nation. Drawing her examples from canonical texts, popular novels, newspaper serials, and more, Josefina Ludmer captures the wide range of Argentine crime stories and detective fiction from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She offers more than a mere genre study, examining the relationship of crime and punishment to the formation of law, the body, and the modern state, exposing the ways in which literature--both high art and mass culture--can help construct, not just represent, social reality. Covering a dazzling array of primary sources, social history, and cultural theory, this provocative work is also a structural masterpiece, challenging readers as it charts new roles for text and notes. In this redefined dialogue, the notes variously offer alternate views, additional insights, and, often, parallel commentaries. Glen Close's stylish translation captures the energy of Ludmer's prose--simultaneously subtle and daring--for English-language readers.A Manual of Argentine Fictions Josefina Ludmer ... This rich culture of (when Argentina promised to be one of the richest countries in the world with its entry into the world market), one of travelers and diplomats, made the gesture ofanbsp;...

Title:The Corpus Delicti
Author: Josefina Ludmer
Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Pre - 2004-06-01

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