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Narrating modernity : writers of the mid-20th century / Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2008.
Description1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Writers of the mid-20th century
Series Fire & Ink: The Legacy of Latin American Literature
Fire and ink, the legacy of Latin American literature. ^A1041124
Contents Political Turmoil and Latin American Literature (1:36) -- Latin American Authors: Alfonso Reyes (3:13) -- Latin American Cultures in Literature (3:07) -- Latin American Authors: Ezequiel Estrada and Roberto Arlt (5:03) -- Latin American Literature and National Identity (1:38) -- Latin American Authors: Jorge Luis Borges (5:24) -- The Evolution of Latin American Author Jorge Luis Borges (3:36) -- Latin American Literature and Politics: Poet Octavio Paz (4:32) -- Latin American Literature: Pablo Neruda (2:28) -- Latin American Literature: Cesar Vallejo (1:26) -- Latin American Literature and Politics: Narrative and Transculturation (2:21) -- Latin American Authors: Alejo Carpentier (4:54) -- Latin American Authors: Miguel Asturias (1:58) -- Latin American Literature from the Rio de la Plata Region (3:20) -- Latin American Authors: Silvina Ocampo (1:06) -- Latin American Authors: Juan Carlos Onetti (3:55)
Abstract The mid-20th century was an era of large-scale and often tragically violent political shifts which completely changed the face of Latin American life-and art. As this program demonstrates, the rise of military dictatorships and authoritarian regimes forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas brought intense pressure on social institutions and energized the works of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Arlt, Cesar Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Silvina Ocampo, and Juan Carlos Onetti. The significance of the Rio de la Plata region and Angel Rama's concept of narrative transculturation also inform the discussion.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 14, 2007.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageIn Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), 2007 9781421378060
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number37450s Films Media Group
Publisher number37458 Films Media Group

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