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Franco, Jean

Works: 31 works in 221 publications in 4 languages and 10,055 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Fiction  Literature  Encyclopedias  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PQ7081, 860.998
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Most widely held works by Jean Franco
An introduction to Spanish-American literature by Jean Franco( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1,229 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 )

37 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Persian and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish American literature since Independence by Jean Franco( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 918 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 753 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 707 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 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 489 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cruel Modernity is a tour de force by Jean Franco, the major figure in Latin American cultural criticism. Franco has an unfailing sense of the political and in Cruel Modernity she reveals a kind of madness in the nation-building business. The widespread perpetration of cruelty and gratuitous violence that she seeks to understand-killing, raping, maiming-are primary and archaic impusles of permissive masculinities gone berserk, precisely because of their failures in constructing the nation state."--Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text
Cuentos escogidos by Horacio Quiroga( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 337 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
La tierra purpúrea ; Allá lejos y hace tiempo by W. H Hudson( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 160 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

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

13 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin companion to literature. Britain and the Commonwealth by David Daiches( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire des auteurs contomporains avec références bibliographiques
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 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
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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

Plotting women : gender and representation in MexicoCésar Vallejo : the dialectics of poetry and silenceOn edge : the crisis of contemporary Latin American cultureCritical passions : selected essaysCuentos escogidosShort stories in Spanish = Cuentos hispánicosCultural residues : Chile in transition