Transculturación narrativa en América Latina

The best of Ángel Rama’s critical gaze was reflected in the essays that make up this work, undoubted reference of literary studies carried out from Latin America. The Uruguayan critic delves into the category of narrative transculturation here, which accounts for a phenomenon of its own of the creative processes of Latin American narration in the mid-20th century. With it, she describes the complex assimilation of other narratives and cultures by Latin American writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, João Guimãraes Rosa and, of course, José María Arguedas, among others, who locate their stories on the outskirts of cities- cosmopolitan ports: the sertón, the Andean highlands, the countryside; Despite renouncing –in appearance– the “universalist desire”, these narrators disrupt the Latin American literary tradition and renew it, along with many other writers, through this cross-cultural process. Ángel Rama, by bringing together aspects of anthropology, sociology in these essays , literary history and theory, transgress disciplinary boundaries and renew the literary studies of its time; Thus, he proposes a much more complex reading of the literary phenomenon and its sociocultural context. In this way, it has become a benchmark for current cultural studies on Latin America.


Author: Ángel Rama

ISBN: 978-607-98512-1-7

Language: Spanish

Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches, 304 pages

First Edition: 2019 (Editora Nómada)

Paperback: Amazon


About the author

Angel Rama (Montevideo, 1926-Madrid, 1983). Literary critic and essayist, member of the “Critical Generation” or “Generation of 45” in Uruguay. Of his intellectual work, the direction of the literary section of the weekly Marcha (1959-1968) stands out, in which he participated assiduously; Furthermore, during the Venezuelan exile, together with other intellectuals, he created the Ayacucho Library, destined to disseminate the fundamental works of Latin American thought and culture. His works include Rubén Darío y el modernismo (1970), Los gauchipolíticos rioplatenses (1976), Los dictadores latinoamericana (1976) and La ciudad letrada (1984), among others.