Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval is an associate professor of Spanish at Michigan Technological University.
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José María Arguedas (1911–1969) is one of the most important authors to speak to issues of the survival of native cultures. José María Arguedas: Reconsiderations for Latin American Cultural Studies presents his views from multiple perspectives for English-speaking audiences for the first time.
These essays examine the multifaceted work of the Central American author whom Latin American literary historians consider precursor of “cultural dialogism” in poetry and fiction. As poet, essayist, journalist, novelist, and writer of “quasi–testimonio,” Alegría’s multiple discourses transgress the boundaries between traditional and postmodern political theories and practices.
“…Even the casual reader interested in contemporary Central American life and culture is certain to acquire a better understanding of its literature and recent developments. It is to the editors’ credit that all the Spanish material is translated into English, making a wealth of information and timely experiences available to English–speakers.”
Evelyn Urhan Irving, Tennessee Technological University, World Literature Today