Latin American Melodrama : Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment, Paperback / softback Book

Latin American Melodrama : Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment Paperback / softback

Edited by Darlene J. Sadlier



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The first of its kind, this anthology engages in a serious study of the aesthetics and cultural implications of Latin American melodramas.

Written by some of the major figures in Latin American film scholarship, the studies range across seventy years of movies and television within a transnational context, focusing specifically on the period known as the \u0022Golden Age\u0022 of melodrama, the impact of classic melodrama on later forms, and more contemporary forms of melodrama.

An introductory essay examines current critical and theoretical debates on melodrama and places the essays within the context of Latin American film and media scholarship.

Contributors are Luisela Alvaray, Mariana Baltar, Catherine L.

Benamou, Marvin D\u2019Lugo, Paula F\u00e9lix-Didier, Andr\u00e9s Levinson, Gilberto Perez, Darlene J.

Sadlier, Cid Vasconcelos, and Ismail Xavier.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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  • Category: Film: styles & genres
  • ISBN: 9780252076558



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