Aldama, Frederick Luis: A User’s Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2009. (198 S.)
Added by: joachim (10/04/2010 04:07:18 AM) Last edited by: joachim (07/22/2015 02:28:18 PM)
|Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Aldama2009
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Keywords: Alternative Comics, Hernandez. Gilbert, Hernandez. Jaime, Latin America, Milestone Comics, Postcolonialism, Superhero, USA
Publisher: Univ. of Texas Press (Austin)
Why are so many people attracted to narrative fiction? How do authors in this genre reframe experiences, people, and environments anchored to the real world without duplicating “real life”? In which ways does fiction differ from reality? What might fictional narrative and reality have in common—if anything?
By analyzing novels such as Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace, Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist, along with selected Latino comic books and short fiction, this book explores the peculiarities of the production and reception of postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction. Frederick Luis Aldama uses tools from disciplines such as film studies and cognitive science that allow the reader to establish how a fictional narrative is built, how it functions, and how it defines the boundaries of concepts that appear susceptible to limitless interpretations.
Aldama emphasizes how postcolonial and Latino borderland narrative fiction authors and artists use narrative devices to create their aesthetic blueprints in ways that loosely guide their readers’ imagination and emotion. In A User’s Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction, he argues that the study of ethnic-identified narrative fiction must acknowledge its active engagement with world narrative fictional genres, storytelling modes, and techniques, as well as the way such fictions work to move their audiences.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Putting the World Back into Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Literature (1)
1. A User’s Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction (14)
PHP execution time: 0.02534 s
SQL execution time: 0.08119 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00189 s
Total elapsed time: 0.10842 s
Peak memory usage: 1.6861 MB
Memory at close: 1.6352 MB
Database queries: 70