Aesthetic campaigns and counter-campaigns. Jorge Luis Borges and a century of the Argentine detective story (1877-1977)

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dc.contributor.advisor Finnegan, Nuala en Barrett, Eoin George 2015-09-02T11:49:35Z 2015-09-02T11:49:35Z 2013 2013
dc.identifier.citation Barrett, E. G. 2013. Aesthetic campaigns and counter-campaigns. Jorge Luis Borges and a century of the Argentine detective story (1877-1977). PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
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dc.description.abstract This cultural history of Argentine crime fiction involves a comprehensive analysis of the literary and critical traditions within the genre, paying particular attention to the series of ‘aesthetic campaigns’ waged by Jorge Luis Borges and others during the period between 1933 and 1977. The methodological approach described in the introductory chapter builds upon the critical insight that in Argentina, generic discourse has consistently been the domain, not only of literary critics in the traditional mould, but also of prominent writers of fiction and specialists from other disciplines, effectively transcending the traditional tripartite ‘division of labour’ between writers, critics and readers. Chapter One charts the early development of crime fiction, and contextualises the evolution of the classical and hardboiled variants that were to provide a durable conceptual framework for discourse in the Argentine context. Chapter Two examines a number of pioneering early works by Argentine authors, before analysing Borges’ multi-faceted aesthetic campaign on behalf of the ‘classical’ detective story. Chapter Three examines a transitional period for the Argentine crime genre, book-ended by the three Vea y Lea magazine-sponsored detective story competitions that acted as a vital stimulus to innovation among Argentine writers. It includes a substantial treatment of the work of Rodolfo Walsh, documenting his transition from crime writer and anthologist to pioneer of the non-fiction novel and investigative journalism traditions. Chapter Four examines the period in which the novela negra came to achieve dominance in Argentina, in particular the aesthetic counter-campaigns conducted by Ricardo Piglia and others on behalf of the hard-boiled variant. The study concludes with a detailed analysis of Pablo Leonardo’s La mala guita (1976), which is considered as a paradigmatic example of crime fiction in Argentina in this period. The final chapter presents conclusions and a summary of the dissertation, and recommendations for further research. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Eoin G. Barrett. en
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dc.subject Borges en
dc.subject Argentina en
dc.subject Rodolfo Walsh en
dc.subject Ricardo Piglia en
dc.subject Ernest Mandel en
dc.subject Jorge Lafforgue en
dc.subject Jorge B. Rivera en
dc.subject Amelia Simpson en
dc.subject Enrique Anderson Imbert en
dc.subject G. K. Chesterton en
dc.subject Arthur Conan Doyle en
dc.subject Raymond Chandler en
dc.subject Dashiell Hammett en
dc.subject Adolfo Pérez Zelaschi en
dc.subject Eustaquio Pellicer en
dc.subject Pablo Leonardo en
dc.subject La mala guita en
dc.subject Elena Braceras en
dc.subject Cristina Leytour en
dc.subject Susana Pittella en
dc.subject Donal A. Yates en
dc.subject Séptimo círculo en
dc.subject Argentine Literature en
dc.subject Leonardo Moledo en
dc.subject Eduardo Goligorsky en
dc.subject Eoin Barrett en
dc.subject aesthetic campaign en
dc.subject Detective fiction en
dc.subject Policial en
dc.subject Hard-boiled en
dc.subject Cuentos policiales en
dc.subject Classical en
dc.subject Golden age en
dc.subject Duro en
dc.subject Serie negra en
dc.subject Crime fiction en
dc.title Aesthetic campaigns and counter-campaigns. Jorge Luis Borges and a century of the Argentine detective story (1877-1977) en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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