The Logic of Fetishism
James J. Pancrazio
Alejo Carpentier and the Cuban Tradition
Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) was a key figure in the foundation of contemporary Latin American fiction. By taking a critical position vis-á-vis the restitutionary current in Latin American studies (e.g., to focus on the myths of the noble savage, lost paradises, black legends, and good revolutionaries), James Pancrazio provides a highly innovative re-reading of Carpentier's work.
About the author:
James J. Pancrazio received his doctorate in Latin American literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He is an Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Illinois State University. His work has appeared in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Cuban Studies, Caribe, Hojas Universitarias, and Revista Iberoamericana. His areas of interest include psychoanalysis, gender, performance, and Cuban literature and historiography.