COMO DIJO MARTIN FIERRO. Interpretaciones y usos del poema durante el siglo XX

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 260p.,facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. new. Item #81976
ISBN: 9789878164410

One hundred and fifty years after its appearance, the Martín Fierro continues to cause a particular attraction in Argentine society. Their presence is visible in novels, movies, songs, the media, social networks, exhibitions, academic studies, school events, proverbs, etc. The literary character, created by José Hernández in 1872, has a convening power unparalleled in the country's history. This book explores the reasons for that validity. Its author considers that the leading role that the poem achieved in the national culture should be explained more by the various uses that were assigned to it than by the text itself. Oversights, cuts, misrepresentations and rewritings of the great national classic gave rise to an elastic figure capable of responding to different, and contradictory, interests. Presidents, officials, militants,

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