Literature, Culture, and Society in the New Latin America

William H. Katra
1988 Latin American Research Review  
Just before his execution, the Black Caribbean protagonist in Gillo Pontecorvo's provocative movie Burn, spitefully inquires of his British colonial oppressor, "Civilization belongs to whites, but what civilization, and until when?"} In answer to Jose Dolores's second question, most of the books under review here suggest that the critical voices of a frozen continent are now launching an interrogation into the relationship between literary expression and the unjust sociopolitical and economic
more » ... stitutions still obstructing the human potential of most Latin Americans. But less agreement exists to answer Dolores's first 170
doi:10.1017/s0023879100022305 fatcat:4dbrzthxpfhx3akypdrqxnza3m