Creativity & Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature, Joanna Page

Page focuses on texts by contemporary Argentine writers Ricardo Piglia, Guillermo Martinez and Marcelo Cohen, which draw on theories of formal systems, chaos, emergence, and complexity to counter proclamations of the end of philosophy or the exhaustion of literature in the post-modern era. This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how newness and creativity have been theorised, tracing often unexpected relationships between thinkers such as Nietzsche, Deleuze, and the Russian Formalists. It is also the first time that a major study in English has been published on the work of Martinez, Piglia, or Cohen.