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Author Kelman, David, 1973-
Title Counterfeit politics : secret plots and conspiracy narratives in the Americas / David Kelman.
Published Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2012.
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Description viii, 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Bucknell studies in Latin American literature and theory
Bucknell studies in Latin American literature and theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Usurpations, or The end of politics -- Reading for the complot: A secret history of the word "plot" -- The complot effect (Piglia): The unsaid (Hemingway), Waiting for something or other (Reed) -- Politics in the age of the imaginative leap: The imaginative leap (Hofstadter and the HSCA report): Catachrestic tales, or What is a political event? (DeLillo), Kennedy assassinations, or What (un)makes a political event? (Volpi) -- Why hidden figures matter for politics: Pynchon's parasite (The crying of Lot 49), Menchú's political traps (I, Rigoberta Menchú) -- The discovery of politics: The Tlönian invasion, or Politics at risk (Borges), The ruins of politics (Pynchon's Gravity's rainbow) -- Epilogue: Counterfeit politics (Piglia's The absent city).
Subject Latin American literature -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Latin America.
Conspiracy in literature.
ISBN 9781611484144 (cloth : alk. paper)
1611484146 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611484151 (electronic)
1611484154 (electronic)
OCLC number 796760003