WorldCat Identities

Franco, Jean

Works: 40 works in 293 publications in 5 languages and 10,837 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  History  Biography  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Bibliography  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ7081, 809
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jean Franco
An introduction to Spanish-American literature by Jean Franco( Book )

65 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish-American literature from the Conquest to the present, but 20th century dominates
The Penguin companion to American literature by Donald R Dudley( Book )

41 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to provide a broad coverage of the most important names in American writing from the early period of settlement through to the immediate present, including figures of historical as well as directly literary interest. Gives a strong representation to twentieth-century literature
Spanish American literature since Independence by Jean Franco( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 944 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 3 languages and held by 754 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
Plotting women : gender and representation in Mexico by Jean Franco( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 706 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
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 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On edge : the crisis of contemporary Latin American culture by Jean Franco( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 474 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

Cruel modernity by Jean Franco( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 363 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
Short stories in Spanish = Cuentos hispánicos( Book )

in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Spanish short stories with English translations
Cultural residues : Chile in transition by Nelly Richard( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 227 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
Far away and long ago by Guillermo Enrique Hudson( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Henry Hudson lived form [sic] 1841 to 1922. He was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson's parents settled in Argentina where Hudson spent his youth studying the flora and fauna of the area. Hudson later moved to England where he helped found the back to nature movement. In 1918 [h]e wrote Far Away and Long Ago, which was an autobiography of his early life."--Page 4 of cover
Marcar diferencias, cruzar fronteras by Jean Franco( Book )

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

Cuentos americanos de nuestros días : ten Spanish American short stories by Jean Franco( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des avant-gardes à l'engagement : Residencia en la tierra, Canto general de Pablo Neruda( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in French and Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinas de otro cielo : modernidad y autoritarismo en la obra de Pedro Lemebel by Jean Franco( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of works presented at an international conference dedicated to the works of Pedro Lemebel, held in November 2003 at Denison University
Global-local : democracia, memoria, identidades by Memoria, Identidades" Coloquio "Global-Local: Democracia( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensayos impertinentes by Jean Franco( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luz Arce and Pinochet's Chile : testimony in the aftermath of state violence by Michael J Lazzara( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Foreword - Jean Franco * Introduction: After the Inferno - Michael J. Lazzara * Part One: Names, Dates, Places: Summary of Luz Arce's Declaration before the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Santiago de Chile, October 9, 1990) * Part Two: Interview with Luz Arce (Mexico, Chile, 2002-2007) * The Militant, the Sympathizer * Collaboration, Critiques, Remorse * Trauma and Writing * Masculinity and Femininity * Luz, Marcia, Carola (Ana Maria Vergara, Marta Vergara, Gloria Vilches) * Shame and Reconciliation * The Present Time: New Critiques and Pending Questions * Part Three: Forum: Collaboration, Dictatorship, Democracy * Pedro Alejandro Matta * Gloria Elgueta * Victoria Langland * Patricia Espinosa * Jorge Arrate * Gabriela Zuniga Figueroa * Michael J. Lazzara * Tamara Spira
Writing in the air : heterogeneity and the persistence of oral tradition in Andean literatures by Antonio Cornejo Polar( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work by the Peruvian cultural and literary critic Antonio Cornejo Polar (1936-97), Writing on Air is Cornejo Polar's fullest elaboration of ""heterogeneity, "" the concept for which he is best known
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.10 for The declin ... to 0.88 for Des avant- ...)

The decline and fall of the lettered city : Latin America in the Cold War
Alternative Names
Franco, Jean

Jean Franco britische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Literaturkritikerin

Jean Franco Brits literatuurcritica

Жан Франко

フランコ, J.

The decline and fall of the lettered city : Latin America in the Cold WarPlotting women : gender and representation in MexicoCésar Vallejo : the dialectics of poetry and silenceOn edge : the crisis of contemporary Latin American cultureCritical passions : selected essaysShort stories in Spanish = Cuentos hispánicosCultural residues : Chile in transition