Joining a timely conversation within the field of intra-American literature, this study takes a fresh look at Latin America by locating fragments and making evident the mostly untold story of horizontal (south-south) contacts across a multilingual, multicultural continent.
Paulo Moreira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University, USA.
Introduction 1. First Undercurrents 2. Ronald de Carvalho (and Carlos Pellicer): Modern Poets of America 3. Alfonso Reyes: Mexico and Brazil in a Nutshell 4. When Mexican Poets Come to Rio de Janeiro 5. Erico Verissimo's Journey into Mexico 6. Joao Guimaraes Rosa Between Life and Death in His Own Paramo 7. Why and for What Purpose do Latin American Fiction Writers Travel? Silviano Santiago's Viagem ao Mexico and The Roots and Labyrinths of Latin America 8. Nelson Pereira dos Santos and the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema 9. Paul Leduc Reads Rubem Fonseca: The Globalization of Violence or The Violence of Globalization 10. The Delicate Crime of Beto Brant and Felipe Ehrenberg 11. Undercurrents, Still Flowing Conclusion