Shipwreck and Deliverance: Politics, Culture and Modernity in the Works of Octavio Paz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vegas Llosa

Shipwreck and Deliverance: Politics, Culture and Modernity in the Works of Octavio Paz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vegas Llosa

By: Todd Oakley Lutes (author)Paperback

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Shipwreck and Deliverance contrasts common European and American understandings of the philosophical, cultural and political problems of modernity with fresh perspectives written into the novels and essays of three major Latin American authors (Octavio Paz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vegas Llosa). The book argues that European and American analyses of modernity tend to be disproportionately analytical, highlighting the economic and socio-political consequences of modernity over the personal, emotional, and spiritual concerns that are of central importance to Latin American authors.

About Author

Todd Oakley Lutes is Assistant Professor, University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista.

Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Introduction: The Modern Mind Chapter 6 Conceptualizing Modernity: Four Characteristic Transformations; Weber's Conception of "Rational Action" Chapter 7 The Problems of Modernity: The Philosophical Problem of Modernity; The Cultural Problem of Modernity; The Political Problem of Modernity Chapter 8 Modernity in the Context of Human Struggle: Jose Ortega y Gasset; Competing Responses to the Crisis of Modernity; Ortega's Influence on Spanish Literature Chapter 9 The Life and Literature of Underdevelopment: Living with Underdevelopment; The Literature of Underdevelopment Chapter 10 Time and Reality: Time; Reality; Life as the Present Moment Chapter 11 Solitude and Love: Solitude; Love; Love as Lifestyle Chapter 12 Power, Politics, and Recovery: Power; Politics; Criticism and Dignity in Life Chapter 13 Bibliography of Works Cited Chapter 14 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761824794
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9780761824794
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 0761824790

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