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Latin American Documentary Narrative

David William Foster
PMLA
Vol. 99, No. 1 (Jan., 1984), pp. 41-55
DOI: 10.2307/462034
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/462034
Page Count: 15
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Latin American Documentary Narrative
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Abstract

Latin American fiction has historically been characterized by its testimony on sociopolitical issues, and the contemporary novel offers important examples of the documentary narrative. Indeed, Latin American authors appear to have made richer-and earlier-use of documentary narrative than have more commonly cited American writers. Through an examination of five representative narratives, by Rodolfo Walsh (Argentina), Elena Poniatowska (Mexico), Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Colombia), Hernán Valdés (Chile), and Miguel Barnet (Cuba), this study examines such major features of Latin American documentary narrative as complementary and contrapuntal juxtaposition, irony, authorial editing and commentary, foreshadowing and echoing of events, and disjunctive interplay between various levels of the text.

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