Projections of Peronism in Argentine Autobiography, Biography and Fiction

Lloyd Hughes Davies

Lloyd Hughes Davies

Distributed for University of Wales Press

334 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2007
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320143 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
As shown by the worldwide success of both the stage and film versions of Evita, Eva Perón continues to arouse interest beyond the borders of Argentina. Within the country she holds near-mythic status, yet the effect of Peronism on Argentine culture demands to be better understood. Lloyd Hughes Davies opens a new dimension on Perón’s impact by widening the traditional focus on her influence on literature to include autobiographies and biographies. In the process he demonstrates how the boundaries between the novel, life-writing, and historical writing have become increasingly blurred.
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Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
 
  1.     Introduction
 
Part I: Autobiographical Writing
 
  2.     La razón de mi vida and Mi mensaje
  3.     Wounded Bodies and Wounded Writings: The
          Sexual/Textual Deficiencies of Juan Domingo Perón
 
Part II: Biographical Writing
 
  4.     Telling the Full Story: Joseph Page
  5.     The Limits of Testimonial Biography: Borroni and
          Vacca; Sebreli, Taylor
  6.     Indiscreet Portraitures: Llorca, Navarro, Dujovne Ortiz
 
Part III: Creative Writing
  7.     Pale Fire at the Margins of La novela de Péron
  8.     Portraits of a Lady: Postmodern Readings of Tomàs Eloy
          Martínez's Santa Evita
  9.     Fictive Shadows of Santa Evita: Posse, Pagano, Frers
10.     The Fictive Afterglows of Peronism: Puig, Szichman and
          Valenzuela
11.     Conclusion
 
Bibliography
Index
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