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No ver la maravilla sino asumir la historia y el mito: Alejo Carpentier y lo real maravilloso como punto de vista epistemológico en pintura, música y literatura

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Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationArte, artista y campo artístico: inscripciones y poéticas en el contexto latinoamericano.
Place of PublicationLima, Peru
PublisherFondo editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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This study discusses both the concept of the Real Marvellous, elaborated by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier, and its revolutionary potential from an unprecedented approach: a cultural analysis focused on the role played by vision and visuality in Carpentier's interdisciplinary thought before 1950. I analyse the perceptual model built to support his concept, its relationship with the observer's positioning, the inevitable mythical and historical-geographical projection that resulted from assuming such positioning as gaze and as epistemology, and its links with the interwars modernist preaching.

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