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Things with a History

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Things with a History

AuthorsHéctor Hoyos
Publication TypeBook
Abstract

Can rubber trees, silicone dolls, corpses, soil, subatomic particles, designer shoes, and discarded computers become the protagonists of contemporary literature—and what does this tell us about the relationship between humans and objects? In Things with a History, Héctor Hoyos argues that the roles of objects in recent Latin American fiction offer a way to integrate materialisms old and new, transforming our understanding of how things shape social and political relations.

Year of Publication2019
Number of Pages320
Series TitleColumbia University Press
ISBN978-0231193047