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The Politics Of Philology : Alfonso Reyes and the Invention of the Latin American Literary Tradition (Hardcover)

The Politics Of Philology : Alfonso Reyes and the Invention of the Latin American Literary Tradition (Hardcover)

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The Politics of Philology offers an insightful assessment of how the work of Alfonso Reyes helped to create the role of the writer as a public intellectual in Latin America. Robert T. Conn reconstructs Reyes's model of intellectual community . tracing its links to the various strands or the nineteenth-century tradition of philology . and arguing that Reyes was influential in forging a sense of unity among the Latin American writers of his generation based on their belonging to a common artistic circle . and on shared notions about the nature or art and its relation to society.

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