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Author Weiss, Jason, 1955-

Title The lights of home : a century of Latin American writers in Paris / Jason Weiss.

Published New York : Routledge, 2002.


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 UniM Store  840.9 WEIS GA7    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Lure of Paris 1 -- 1. Voyage Out (1893-1939) 15 -- French Reception 41 -- 2. Writers' Beginnings / Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alfredo Bryce Echenique 47 -- 3. Clarifying Sojourns / Octavio Paz, A/ejandra Pizarnik 59 -- 4. Diplomatic Pastures / Miguel Angel Asturias, Pablo Neurda, Alejo Carpentier 67 -- Tradition of Pilgrimage: The Dream City 75 -- 5. Interstitial Spaces / Julio Cortazar 81 -- 6. Transgressive Gestures / Severo Sarduy, Copi 95 -- Outside Looking In: Paris, City of Exiles 121 -- 7. Privileged Eye: Writing from Distance / Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Juan Jose Saer 137 -- 8. Tsuris of the Margins / Luisa Futoransky 163 -- Living in Another Language: The Problem of Audience, Community 177 -- 9. Translated Self / Edgardo Cozarinsky 183 -- 10. New World Transplants: Foreigners in French / Eduardo Manet, Silvia Baron Supervielle 191 -- 11. Academicien / Hector Bianciotti 221 -- Conclusion: The Lights of Home 235.
Summary Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, Cesar Vallejo, and Pablo Neruda are among the scores of writers who flocked to Paris during a twentieth-century wave of Latin American pilgrimage. The rich blend of international cultures, ideas, personalities, and passions cultivated in the City of Light generated an explosion of artistic exploration and creativity. Drawing upon literary analysis, historical overview, and personal interviews, The Lights of Home illuminates why so many Latin American writers chose to stay in Paris for much of their adult lives, what the experience meant for them, and how it informed their work.
Subject Authors, Spanish American -- France -- Paris -- 20th century -- Homes and haunts.
Spanish American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Spanish American literature -- Appreciation -- France.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
ISBN 0415940125 (alk. paper)
0415940133 (paperback: alk. paper)