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- DescriptionAnalyzing the conditions under which dehumanizing cruelty came to be used by states and rogue groups in Latin America, Jean Franco argues that acts of extreme cruelty and the ways they are rationalized are defining features of modernity.
- Author BiographyJean Franco is Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the winner of the 1996 PEN award for lifetime contribution to disseminating Latin American literature in English, and has been recognized by both the Chilean and Venezuelan governments with the Gabriela Mistral Medal and the Andres Bello Medal for advancing literary scholarship on Latin American literature in the United States. Her previous books include Plotting Women: Gender and Representation in Mexico, Cesar Vallejo: The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence, and A Literary History of Spain and Spanish.
- Author(s)Jean Franco
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication29/05/2013
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note6 photographs
- Weight486 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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