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Franco, Jean 1924-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 512 publications in 8 languages and 13,894 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Bio-bibliography  Short stories  Romance fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PQ7081, 860.998
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean Franco
An introduction to Spanish-American literature by Jean Franco( Book )

74 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish-American literature from the Conquest to the present, but 20th century dominates
The modern culture of Latin America; society and the artist by Jean Franco( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Persian and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotting women : gender and representation in Mexico by Jean Franco( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where is the common ground for feminist theory and Latin American culture? Jean Franco explores Mexican women's struggle for interpretive power in relation to the Catholic religion, the nation, and post-modern society; and examines the writings of women who wrote under the shadow of recognized male writers, as well as the works of more marginal figures. In this original and skillfully written book Franco demonstrates the many feminisms that emerge in apparently rigid and adverse situations, and provides the foundation for a more comprehensive, less ethnocentric feminst theory."--Alibris
Spanish American literature since Independence by Jean Franco( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana a partir de la independencia by Jean Franco( Book )

100 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the lettered city : Latin America in the Cold War by Jean Franco( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cultural Cold War in Latin America was waged as a war of values--artistic freedom versus communitarianism, Western values versus national cultures, the autonomy of art versus a commitment to liberation struggles--and at a time when the prestige of literature had never been higher. The projects of the historic avant-garde were revitalized by an anti-capitalist ethos and envisaged as the opposite of the republican state. "The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City" charts the conflicting universals of this period, the clash between avant-garde and political vanguard. This was also a twilight of literature at the threshold of the great cultural revolution of the seventies and eighties, a revolution to which the Cold War indirectly contributed. In the eighties, civil war and military rule, together with the rapid development of mass culture and communication empires, changed the political and cultural map."--Alibris
César Vallejo : the dialectics of poetry and silence by Jean Franco( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In other words : literature by Latinas of the United States by Roberta Fernández( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays written by forty-five Latina writers of the United States, arranged by genre, and including brief biographical information about each author
On edge : the crisis of contemporary Latin American culture by Jean Franco( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical passions : selected essays by Jean Franco( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories in Spanish. Cuentos hispánicos by Jean Franco( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Spanish short stories with English translations
Spanish short stories 1 = Cuentos hispánicos 1 by Jean Franco( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short stories
Cruel modernity by Jean Franco( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Franco indicts the orchestrated mass cruelty that has become a hallmark of late modernity. Incubated in modern militaries, kidnapping, torture, rape, and dismemberment became codified skill sets. Cruelty's trained agents disperse into society, staffing gangs, cartels, police forces, and militias, institutionalizing an extreme masculinity expressed in unspeakable brutality, especially against women. Drawing on vast testimonial archives, Franco unfolds the story case by case across Latin American, insisting on detail, rejecting resignation while confronting the possibility of a civilizational breakdown that makes extreme cruelty a condition of everyday life. A powerful, chilling book."--Mary Louise Pratt, author of Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation
Cuentos escogidos by Horacio Quiroga( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural residues : Chile in transition by Nelly Richard( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex portrait of postdictatorial Chile by one of that country's most incisive cultural critics, this book uses memoirs, photographs, the plastic arts, novels, and other texts--the "residues" of a culture--to analyze the political-cultural Chilean landscape in the wake of Augusto Pinochet's seventeen-year military rule. Such residual areas reveal the flaws and lapses in Chile's transition from violent military dictatorship to electoral democracy. Nelly Richard's analysis ranges from an exploration of false memories of the recent past--especially memories of violence--to a discussion of the university under neoliberalism; from debates about the use of the word "gender" to an examination of refractory texts and cultural activities such as Diamela Eltit's "testimonio" of a schizophrenic vagabond, Eugenio Dittborn's use of photography in art installations, and transvestite performances. In "Cultural Residues, each instance becomes a suggestive metaphor for understanding a rapidly modernizing Chile attempting to redemocratize its public life
La cultura moderna en América latina by Jean Franco( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purple land : being the narrative of one Richard Lamb's adventures in the Banda Orientál, in South America, as told by himself by W. H Hudson( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic adventures of an Englishman in Uruguay in the late 18th century
The Penguin companion to literature; U.S.A( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcar diferencias, cruzar fronteras by Jean Franco( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in the air : heterogeneity and the persistence of oral tradition in Andean literatures by Antonio Cornejo Polar( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice and the written word in the Cajamarca dialogue -- The sutures of homogeneity : discourses of impossible harmony -- Stone of boiling blood: the challenges of modernization
 
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Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana a partir de la independencia
Alternative Names
Franco, Jean

Jean Franco britische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Literaturkritikerin

Jean Franco Brits literatuurcritica

Жан Франко

フランコ, J.

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Plotting women : gender and representation in MexicoHistoria de la literatura hispanoamericana a partir de la independenciaThe decline and fall of the lettered city : Latin America in the Cold WarCésar Vallejo : the dialectics of poetry and silenceIn other words : literature by Latinas of the United StatesOn edge : the crisis of contemporary Latin American cultureCritical passions : selected essaysShort stories in Spanish. Cuentos hispánicos