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Bajo el Cielo Peruano: The Devout World of Peralta Barnuevo

Bajo el Cielo Peruano: The Devout World of Peralta Barnuevo (Paperback)

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This title brings 18th-century Peruvian texts back into print. This critical edition makes ""La Galeria de la Omnipotencia"" and ""Pasion y Triunfo de Christo"" available in print for the first time in over 260 years. The two major works span the years 1729 to 1738.""La Galeria"" celebrates the canonization of Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo in a literary tribute and exemplifies how Peralta textualized the contradictions of viceregal loyalty and a commitment to a distinct American identity. Through an analysis of the trans-Atlantic history of the poetic joust in Hispanic letters, David Slade demonstrates how ""La Galeria"" exceeds the restrictions of its formulaic genre by offering a perspective on colonial Peru alternative to that of the official metropolitan discourse. ""Pasion y Triunfo"", written in response to Peralta's crisis of faith, enters theological debates and displays the author's mature erudition, elevated rhetoric, and talent for invoking religion and history to serve literary production. Rebuked by the Inquisition, Peralta mounted a convincing defense to save both himself and the text from censorship.With the aim of centering Peralta within the canon of Latin American letters, Slade and coeditor Jerry Williams provide examples of problems and critical questions to be addressed when reading or teaching the two texts. They offer ""La Galeria"" and ""Pasion y Triunfo"" as a challenge to readers to reevaluate Peralta's legacy, to teach his writings, and to treat them as an exegesis of religious writings in colonial Peru.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheology Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 28/02/2009 ISBN-13: 9780807892954  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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DAVID F. SLADE is assistant professor of Spanish at Berry College. JERRY M. WILLIAMS is professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at West Chester University.

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