Contemporary Peruvian Narrative and Popular Culture

Contemporary Peruvian Narrative and Popular Culture

Jaime Bayly, Iván Thays and Jorge Eduardo Benavides

Robert Ruz

Hardback
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Tamesis Books

Overview

Overview

The first book-length study of modern Peruvian narrative and its resurgence in the 1990s, focussing on Jaime Bayly, Iván 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 have attracted record sales throughout the Spanish-speaking world with their exciting re-creation of Lima slang and focus on McOndo themes. University lecturer Iván Thays has vigorously opposed this light narrative by providing a "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 José María Arguedas in terms of the mediation between culture and 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 dinámico resurgimiento que ha experimentado la narrativa peruana desde finales de la década de los noventa. Las siete novelas de Jaime Bayly, presentador de televisión, han escandalizado a la sociedad limeña debido al tratamiento que en ellas se da al tema de la homosexualidad y han generado un récord de ventas por todo el mundo de habla hispana debido a su apasionante recreación del argot limeño y a su concentración en los temas del grupo McOndo. El profesor de universidad Iván Thays se ha opuesto firmemente a esta literatura light, ofreciendo en su lugar una alternativa culta. Sus tres novelas han desempeñado un importante papel en la regeneración de la cultura peruana desde la caída del poder del Presidente Alberto Fujimori. La narrativa de Jorge Eduardo Benavides, radicado en Madrid, ha presentado una alternativa estéticamente estimulante y explícitamente politizada. Por lo que respecta a la mediación entre la cultura y la política en el Perú desde la década de los años treinta, la labor de unificación de la estética y la política de Benavides se halla, en cuanto a importancia, al nivel de Mario Vargas Llosa y José María Arguedas.

Details

July 2005
140 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855661103
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BIC GTB
BISAC LIT004100
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Reviews

Robert Ruz ofrece un análisis fundamentado de tres autores recientes; su estudio, con fortuna, debería abrir camino para que se conozca mejor la polifacética produción literaria del Perú.
An excellent and much needed addition to the body of critical works in the field.(...)A book that should prove useful for graduate students as well as for those scholars doing work in Peruvian narrative. A thorough and thoughtful study of contemporary narrative. BULLETIN OF HISPANIC STUDIES

Author Bio

Robert Ruz is a translator for United Nations, New York and Addis Ababa.

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