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Friday, August 2, La ciudad letrada – Angel Rama posthumous.

Sobre el autor y la obra. The development of Spanish American identity and issues of race, class, and gender in numerous authors, from modernismo to the present although they occur earlier as well.

Some random ideas from random PDF. General Notes About Content. This ltrada talks about how the written work and drawings were mixed with utopian ways of thinking on the virgin soil of Latin America.

The cities of Europe could not have utopian re-modeling applied to them because of their well-established ways.

So, the letrados used these utopian models which were predicated on the idea that mankind could be made perfect through the application of reason to build colonial cities. They were often geometric, although circles were sometimes used. Am is the periphery of the periphery. This section talks about how the written word was used as a tool of domination by the letrados. Because so few people could read and write, it was possible to convert the written word into something mythical.

The written word was valued above the spoken word which we definitely see in this day and age.

Ángel Rama

Universities were letrwda and focused on much more than public education because it facilitated the exclusivity of the letrado group, rather than enlarging it. Writers abounded, but they only wrote to one another, and so they were stilted rather than innovative. Also, bureaucracy became entrenched as part of the letrado group. The demands of a vast colonial administration 2.


The demands of evangelization transculturation of the multitudinous indigenous pop.

Made up of arma restricted, drastically urban group. III La ciudad escrituraria. This chapter talks about the standardization of Spanish grammar during the colonial years. The peninsular way of speaking was privileged over the way that the working-class people began to speak Spanish. There was an abundance of letters that were sent during this time period: However, with graffiti as the example, writing can exist outside of the lettered establishment and often criticizes it. Lizardi Periquillo sarniento is given as an example of one who stepped outside of the lettered establishment by writing in Spanish instead of Latin.

However, the lettered establishment lives on because of its ability to adapt to different circumstances. IV La ciudad modernizada. In order to cuudad the lettered establishment, the nation-builders of the 19 th century sought to increase access to education and increase literacy.

Intellectuals in the city gained prestige. Myths created in the countryside were spread in the cities as people migrated to them.

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The figures of messiah and rebel became very popular and revered. Costumbrista and realista writing spread in attempts to document anvel aspects of culture.

National literatures and language academies were created to provide written examples of nationality. First oral traditions and then, as cities were modernized in the early 20 th century, urban histories were used as signs that legitimated what was currently being done by the lettered establishment.

So, in order to document what things were like before the onset of modernity, people wrote books like Tradiciones oetrada by Ricardo Palma.


However, this simply retained a particular view of the past, one which the lettered establishment wove into the national memory.

V La polis se politiza….

Newspapers often are funded by the governments that they are supposed to keep tabs on—governments that are often repressive. Ergo many authors that worked as journalists had to deal with heavy censorship or navigate around that censorship.

The caudillismo of the 19 th century had not died out but rather evolved and taken on a new shape, bringing the lettered city with it remaining as a center of learning. VI La ciudad revolucionada. Caudillismo has remained, in some shape, into the 20 th century, in spite of attempts at other governmental forms Gallegos is an example here—I guess he was one of the writer-politicians who did not perpetuate the bad establishment in the end.

Cuba is another example. Nationalism became very popular, in spite of its drawbacks. Not quite everyone deserved education, not quite everyone could go far if they tried. This nationalism kept power in the hands of a few, the current descendents letrxda letrados from the past. Cultural regeneration is not found in the conservation attitude of the city, but rather in the vitality of the marginal folk cultures.

Writers were able to sustain themselves solely with their writing—they became professional writers. Letrados remain important rxma the people able to use language to express the ideas of revolution. Book ends abruptly, reflecting its unfinished state. Posted by X X at 5: Newer Post Older Post Home.