El mito en la sociedad a través de los elementos políticos y religiosos en la ficción literaria de América Latina (siglos XX y XXI)

Julieta Leo, María José Buchanan

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Following Latin America’s incorporation into the Spanish empire, myths rooted in cultural syncretism arose, which later became instruments for the conquest, oppression and transculturation of the indigenous peoples. This article focuses on the work of writers who, through the re-examining of said myths, sought to capture the essence of ‘Americanity’ without losing their universal sense. These myths are explored through the tone they acquired in Baroque literature, with a later focus on the sociocultural ‘myth’ associated with drug trafficking. Our findings are based on myth as an original principle may be opened a poetic interpretation.

Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationBiblioteca di Rassegna Iberistica
PublisherEdizioni Ca Foscari
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameBiblioteca di Rassegna Iberistica
ISSN (Print)2610-8844
ISSN (Electronic)2610-9360

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Cultural Studies

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