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Bibliographic information: 

Viaje al silencio. Exploraciones del discurso  barroco. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1998.

Viaje al silencio

Exploraciones del discurso barroco

This book is proposed as a historiographical, critical and ideological reflector of the colonial period, through the most significant work of some of the main exponents of that crucial period in the history of Hispanic America. The book addresses issues of interpretation and representation of gender and race in colonial letters, construction of subjects and performance of the intellectual in the context of imperial rule. Noting the qualities of the Barroco de Indias, such as appropriation and resizing of metropolitan models, Viaje al silencio delves into the work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and her relationship with Núñez de Miranda, in the strategies of the criollo discourse as presented in the texts of the nun and Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, in the emergence and consolidation of the criollo consciousness, the emergence of critical-literary thought and the poetics of history, as it is projected from the Colony to the 19th century. Fundamental for all those who are interested in the processes of cultural institutionalization and literary representation in the colonial era, Viaje al silencio is a provocative proposal on Latin American identity, colonialism, and the role of writing and the "rhetoric of silence" in Creole society.


Viaje al silencio. Exploraciones del discurso barroco was translated into French by Bernard Lavallé, available here.

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