The Literary Representation of Peru (Hardback)James Higgins (author)
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/04/2002
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This study pieces together an image of Peru as a society through readings of a corpus of literary texts dating from the Conquest to the 1990s. Some chapters focus on recurrent topics: the centralization of power in Lima; the position of the indigenous population; literacy as power; the issue of national identity in a country characterized by diversity. It also examines other literary motifs such as dramatic social changes, communities living in isolation, the mestizo condition, and the hopes invested in modernization.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 336
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