Art and Anger

Art and Anger

Essays on Politics and the Imagination

Book - 1996
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Ilan Stavans's vast and subtle knowledge deftly emerges in this engrossing collection of essays. Fascinated by the idea of Western civilization as a sequence of innumerable misinterpretations and misrepresentations, a magisterial Tower of Babel where everybody communicates at once in a different tongue, these nineteen pieces cover a broad range of personal and philosophical topics with the unifying theme being the crossroads where politics and the imagination meet. An essay on linguistics and culture discusses the shaping of Latin America's collective identity as a result of a translation loss. Peru's modern history is approached as a bloody battle between enlightenment and darkness, as personified by the archetypal clash between novelist Mario Vargas Llosa and the leader of Shining Path, Abimael Guzman.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780826317445
Branch Call Number: 864 STAVANS
Characteristics: x, 253 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Art & anger


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