The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

give full meaning to El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia: “Children are the detectives of their parents, who throw them into the world so that one day they can return to them to tell their story and, in this way, ...

Author: Will H. Corral

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441123947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 463

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered—Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez—are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Brazilian Truth Commission

The Brazilian Truth Commission

Pron, El espíritu de mis padres, 143. 45. Ibid., 136. 46. Ibid., 39; cf. 184. 47. See G. Maguire, 'Bringing Memory Home: Historical (Post)Memory and Patricio Pron's El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia', ...

Author: Nina Schneider

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789200041

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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Bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars, practitioners, and human rights activists, this groundbreaking volume provides the first systematic analysis of the 2012–2014 Brazilian National Truth Commission. While attentive to the inquiry’s local and national dimensions, it offers an illuminating transnational perspective that considers the Commission’s Latin American regional context and relates it to global efforts for human rights accountability, contributing to a more general and critical reassessment of truth commissions from a variety of viewpoints.
Categories: Political Science

My Fathers Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain

My Fathers  Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain

Originally published in Spain as El espfn'tu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia by Random House Mondadori, S. A., Barcelona, in 2011. Copyright © 2011 by Patricio Pron. This translation originally published in the United Kingdom ...

Author: Patricio Pron

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307962270

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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The anticipated American debut of one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family. A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to South America to say good-bye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents—articles, maps, photographs—and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Suddenly he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of Argentina’s dark political past and with the long-hidden memories of his family’s underground resistance against an oppressive military regime. As the fragments of the narrator’s investigation fall into place—revealing not only a part of his father’s life he had tried to forget but also the legacy of an entire generation—this audacious novel tells a completely original story of corruption and responsibility, history and remembrance.
Categories: Fiction

The Politics of Postmemory

The Politics of Postmemory

... on germane issues of historical objectivity and generational irreverence in the novels Soy un bravo piloto de la nueva China (2011) by Ernesto Semán and El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (2011) by Patricio Pron.

Author: Geoffrey Maguire

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319516059

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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This volume examines recent examples of Argentine literature, film, theatre and visual art from the children of the disappeared. By exploring their creative narration of childhood memories and the controversial use of parody, humour and fantasy, Maguire considers how this post-dictatorship generation are increasingly looking towards the past in order to disrupt the politics of the present. More broadly, this interdisciplinary study also scrutinizes the relevance of postmemory in a Latin American context, arguing that the politics of local Argentine memory practices must be taken actively into account if such a theoretical framework is to remain a productive and appropriate analytical lens. The Politics of Postmemory thus engages critically with theories of cultural memory in the Argentine, Latin American and global contexts, resulting in a timely and innovative text that will be of significant interest to students and scholars in the fields of, among others, cultural studies, film studies, critical theory and trauma studies.
Categories: Social Science

Playful Memories

Playful Memories

Thus the narrator of El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo bajo la lluvia is always making comments about how unstable his memory is, ruined by the consumption ofdrugs and alcohol or simply by genetics: “my father always told me that ...

Author: Jordana Blejmar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319409641

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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This volume examines the blending of fact and fiction in a series of cultural artefacts by post-dictatorship writers and artists in Argentina, many of them children of disappeared or persecuted parents. Jordana Blejmar argues that these works, which emerged after the turn of the millennium, pay testament to a new cultural formation of memory characterised by the use of autofiction and playful aesthetics. She focuses on a range of practitioners, including Laura Alcoba, Lola Arias, Félix Bruzzone, Albertina Carri, María Giuffra, Victoria Grigera Dupuy, Mariana Eva Perez, Lucila Quieto, and Ernesto Semán, who look towards each other's works across boundaries of genre and register as part of the way they address the legacies of the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Approaching these works not as second-hand or adoptive memories but as memories in their own right, Blejmar invites us to recognise the subversive power of self-figuration, play and humour when dealing with trauma.
Categories: Social Science

War Revolution and Remembrance in World Cinema

War  Revolution and Remembrance in World Cinema

... Robles' Perder (Losing, 2008), Pron's El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (My Father's Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain, 2011), Pérez's Diario de una princesa montonera 110% verdad (Diary of a Montonera Princess 110% ...

Author: Nancy J. Membrez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476676074

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 359

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Two World Wars engulfed Europe, Asia and the United States, leaving indelible scars on the landscape and survivors. The trauma of civil wars in Spain (declared) and Latin America (tacit) spanned decades yet, contradictorily, bind parties together even today. Civil wars still haunt Africa where, in more recent years, ethnic cleansing has led to wholesale genocide. Drawing on the emerging field of Memory Studies, this book examines narrative and documentary films, made far from Hollywood, that address memory--both traumatic and nostalgic--surrounding these conflicts, despite attempts by special interests to erase or manipulate history.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook of the Latin American Novel

The Oxford Handbook of the Latin American Novel

... 1996) by Liliana Heker and El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (My Father's Ghost is Climbing in the Rain, 2011) by Patricio Pron. Thus, history continues to be a major element in Latin American fiction. Notes 1.

Author: Juan E. De Castro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197541852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 889

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The Latin American novel burst onto the international literary scene with the Boom era--led by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Mario Vargas Llosa--and has influenced writers throughout the world ever since. García Márquez and Vargas Llosa each received the Nobel Prize in literature, and many of the best-known contemporary novelists are inspired by the region's fiction. Indeed, magical realism, the style associated with García Márquez, has left a profound imprint on African American, African, Asian, Anglophone Caribbean, and Latinx writers. Furthermore, post-Boom literature continues to garner interest, from the novels of Roberto Bolaño to the works of César Aira and Chico Buarque, to those of younger novelists such as Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Alejandro Zambra, and Valeria Luiselli. Yet, for many readers, the Latin American novel is often read in a piecemeal manner delinked from the traditions, authors, and social contexts that help explain its evolution. The Oxford Handbook of the Latin American Novel draws literary, historical, and social connections so that readers will come away understanding this literature as a rich and compelling canon. In forty-five chapters by leading and innovative scholars, the Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction, helping readers to see the region's intrinsic heterogeneity--for only with a broader view can one fully appreciate García Márquez or Bolaño. This volume charts the literary tradition of the Latin American novel from its beginnings during colonial times, its development during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century, and its flourishing from the 1960s onward. Furthermore, the Handbook explores the regions, representations of identity, narrative trends, and authors that make this literature so diverse and fascinating, reflecting on the Latin American novel's position in world literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Revolutionary Visions

Revolutionary Visions

El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia. Mondadori, 2011. Rajca, Andrew. Dissensual Subjects: Memory, Human Rights, and Postdictatorship in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Northwestern University Press, 2018. Ran, Amalia.

Author: Stephanie M. Pridgeon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487508142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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Revolutionary Visions traces the emergence of a growing corpus of Latin American films that explore the legacy of Jewish encounters with revolutionary political movements in 1960s and 1970s Latin America.
Categories: Performing Arts

Latin American Literature at the Millennium

Latin American Literature at the Millennium

Patricio Pron, El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (Barcelona: Random House Mondadori, 2012); Tatiana Salem Levy, A chave da casa (Rio de Janeiro: Best Bolso, 2013). 93. Huyssen, Present Pasts, 18. 94.

Author: Cecily Raynor

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684482566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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Latin American Literature at the Millennium studies canonical and peripheral literary texts that complicate links between locality and geographical place, revealing new configurations of the local. It explores the region's transition into the twenty-first century and evaluates Latin American authors' reconciliation of conflicting forces in their construction of everyday places and modes of belonging.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

Buenos Aires: López Crespo, 1976. Pron, Patricio. My Father's Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain. Translated by Mara Faye Lethem. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Translation of El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia ...

Author: David Kohut

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442276420

Category: History

Page: 494

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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements.
Categories: History