Currents in the contemporary Argentine novel : Arlt, Mallea, Sabato, and Cortázar
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Foster briefly outlines the the historical tradition of the novel in Argentinian literature and focuses his study to four of its major contemporary writers. His selective survey examines the attributes that distinguish Argentinian novels in general as well as how they appeal to a public beyond national borders by containing trends that encompass Latin American novels as a whole.
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Introduction to the Argentine novel--Roberto Arlt and neurotic rationale--Eduardo Mallea and the dilemma of the prophetic observer--Ernesto Sabato and the anatomy of a national unconscious--Julio Cortázar and the intellectual as Everyman--Alternatives to progressive narrative in the contemporary Argentine novel: some constants.