Social Realism in the Argentine Narrative

Social Realism in the Argentine Narrative

160 pp., 6 x 9, notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9231-2
    Published: January 1986

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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies

The Argentine military coup of September 1930 sparked not only the country’s “Infamous Decade,” but also two decades rich in novelistic development. In this study, David Foster offers a reassessment of social realism in Argentine literary production from 1930 to 1950.

This expansive study encompasses the work of authors including Berbardo, Kordon, Leonidas, Barletta, Jose Rabinovich, Bernardo Verbitsky, Max Dickmann, Elias Castelnuovo, and Alvaro Junque. It takes as its point of departure the elements of narrative strategy that grant the works of these writers particular interest within the context of contemporary postmodernist writing, especially as regards documentary and mixed-generic texts.