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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
... and Patricio Pron's El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia'. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23(2) (2014), 211–28. Pron, P. El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia. Barcelona: Mondadori, 2011.
Author: Nina Schneider
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Political Science
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.
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.
... 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
Category: Social Science
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.
... 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
Category: Performing Arts
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.
Author: Stephanie M. PridgeonPublish On: 2020-11-17
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
Category: Performing Arts
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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.
... 117 em elsewhere, 117 El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (Patricio Pron), 35 Esposito, Scott, 44 Esteban, Ángel, 4–6 Estive Lisboa e lembrei de você (Luiz Ruffato): the author on, 122–128; epigraphs, 20–21, 26–27; ...
Author: Cecily Raynor
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Latin American Literature at the Millennium: Local Lives, Global Spaces analyzes literary constructions of locality from the early 1990s to the mid-2010s. In this astute study, Raynor reads work by Roberto Bolaño, Valeria Luiselli, Luiz Ruffato, Bernardo Carvalho, João Gilberto Noll, and Wilson Bueno to reveal representations of the human experience that unsettle conventionally understood links between locality and geographical place. The book raises vital considerations for understanding the region’s transition into the twenty-first century, and for evaluating Latin American authors’ representations of everyday place and modes of belonging. It examines relevant theory on globalization and historical context, including a discussion of the political and economic forces at work when considering Latin America’s engagement with global processes. Across its chapters, it traces localizing techniques in canonical works as well as under-studied and peripheral texts, exploring "local" as a plural concept constructed through language, memory, and patterned affective attachments. Students and scholars of Hispanic and Lusophone studies will find it to be a critical text.
El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain El libro tachado Nosotros caminamos en sueños La vida interior de las plantas de interior Trayéndolo todo de regreso a casa.
Author: Patricio Pron
A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t read a single book in the last three months; she decides to make up a game. The rules of the game are these: the two of them travel to a European city, separately, and try to find each other. They make no calls, leave no messages. They wander through Madrid, Munich, Coimbra. When they meet, they return home. But what happens if they don’t? “The Peculiar State” is a haunting, mischievous new story from Patricio Pron, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists and the author of My Fathers’ Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain. A thought-provoking, city-hopping story from one of South America’s most important new writers. An eBook short.