Contemporary Peruvian Narrative and Popular Culture: Jaime Bayly, Iván Thays and Jorge Eduardo Benavides (Hardcover)

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Contemporary Peruvian Narrative and Popular Culture: Jaime Bayly, Iván Thays and Jorge Eduardo Benavides (Hardcover)

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The first book-length study of modern Peruvian narrative and its resurgence in the 1990s, focussing on Jaime Bayly, Iv n Thays and Jorge Eduardo Benavides.

This book provides the first look at the dynamic resurgence of Peruvian narrative since the late 1990s.
Talk-show host Jaime Bayly's seven novels have scandalized Lima's society with their treatment of homosexuality and haveattracted record sales throughout the Spanish-speaking world with their exciting re-creation of Lima slang and focus on McOndo themes. University lecturer Iv n Thays has vigorously opposed this light narrative by providinga "high" cultural alternative. His three novels have played an important role in the regeneration of Peruvian culture since the fall from power of President Alberto Fujimori. Madrid-based Jorge Eduardo Benavides' narrative has offered an aesthetically challenging and explicitly politicized alternative. His marrying of aesthetics and politics stands in importance alongside Mario Vargas Llosa and Jos Mar a Arguedas in terms of the mediation between cultureand politics in Peru since the 1930s..

ROBERT RUZ completed his PhD at Cambridge University under the supervision of Geoffrey Kantaris.

En este libro se ofrece la primera perspectiva del din mico resurgimiento que ha experimentado la narrativa peruana desde finales de la d cada de los noventa. Las siete novelas de Jaime Bayly, presentador de televisi n, han escandalizado a la sociedad lime a debido al tratamiento que en ellas se da al tema de la homosexualidad y han generado un r cord de ventas por todo el mundo de habla hispana debido a su apasionante recreaci n del argot lime o y a su concentraci n en los temas del grupo McOndo. El profesor de universidad Iv n Thays se ha opuesto firmemente a esta literatura light, ofreciendo en su lugar una alternativa culta. Sus tres novelas han desempe ado un importante papel en la regeneraci n de la cultura peruana desde la ca da del poder del Presidente Alberto Fujimori. La narrativa de Jorge Eduardo Benavides, radicado en Madrid, ha presentado una alternativa est ticamente estimulante y expl citamente politizada. Por lo que respecta a la mediaci n entre la cultura y la pol tica en el Per desde la d cada de los a os treinta, la labor de unificaci n de la est tica y la pol tica de Benavides se halla, en cuanto a importancia, al nivel de Mario Vargas Llosa y Jos Mar.
Product Details ISBN: 9781855661103
ISBN-10: 1855661101
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2005
Pages: 140
Language: English
Series: Monografa-As a