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Cities both near and far communicate in a variety of ways. Travel between, through, and among urban centers initiates contact, and cities themselves are sites of ever-changing cultural and historical encounters. Predictable and surprising challenges and opportunities arise when city borders are crossed, voices meet, and artistic traditions find their ...
Avenues of Translation: The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing
Cities both near and far communicate in a variety of ways. Travel between, through, and among urban centers initiates contact, and cities themselves are sites of ever-changing cultural and historical encounters. Predictable and surprising challenges and opportunities arise when city borders are crossed, voices meet, and artistic traditions find their counterparts. Using the Latin word for translation, translatio, or to carry across, as a point of departure, Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices. Thinking about translation and the city is a way to tell the backstories of the cities, texts, and authors that are united by acts of translation.
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Avenues of Translation: The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

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A History of Mexican Literature chronicles a story more than five hundred years in the making, looking at the development of literary culture in Mexico from its indigenous beginnings to the twenty-first century. Featuring a comprehensive introduction that charts the development of a complex canon, this History includes extensive essays ...
A History of Mexican Literature
A History of Mexican Literature chronicles a story more than five hundred years in the making, looking at the development of literary culture in Mexico from its indigenous beginnings to the twenty-first century. Featuring a comprehensive introduction that charts the development of a complex canon, this History includes extensive essays that illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of Mexican literature. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse and fiction of such diverse writers as Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Mariano Azuela, Xavier Villaurrutia, and Octavio Paz. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History also devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism and multiculturalism in Mexican literature. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of Mexican writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.
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A History of Mexican Literature

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Forgotten Futures, Colonized Pasts traces the existence of a now largely forgotten history of inter-American alliance-making, transnational community formation, and intercultural collaboration between Mexican and Anglo American elites. This communion between elites was often based upon Mexican elites' own acceptance and reestablishment of problematic socioeconomic, cultural, and ethno-racial hierarchies that ...
Forgotten Futures, Colonized Pasts: Transnational Collaboration in Nineteenth-Century Greater Mexico
Forgotten Futures, Colonized Pasts traces the existence of a now largely forgotten history of inter-American alliance-making, transnational community formation, and intercultural collaboration between Mexican and Anglo American elites. This communion between elites was often based upon Mexican elites' own acceptance and reestablishment of problematic socioeconomic, cultural, and ethno-racial hierarchies that placed them above other groups-the poor, working class, indigenous, or Afro-Mexicans, for example-within their own larger community of Greater Mexico. Using close readings of literary texts, such as novels, diaries, letters, newspapers, political essays, and travel narratives produced by nineteenth-century writers from Greater Mexico, Forgotten Futures, Colonized Pasts brings to light the forgotten imaginings of how elite Mexicans and Mexican Americans defined themselves and their relationship with Spain, Mexico, the United States, and Anglo America in the nineteenth century. These lost discourses-long ago written out of official national narratives and discarded as unrealized or impossible avenues for identity and nation formation-reveal the rifts, fractures, violence, and internal colonizations that are a foundational, but little recognized, part of the history and culture of Greater Mexico.
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Edgar Allan Poe's image and import shifted during the twentieth century, and this shift is clearly connected to the work of three writers from the Rio de la Plata region of South America-Uruguayan Horacio Quiroga and Argentines Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar. In Borges's Poe, Emron Esplin focuses on ...
Borges's Poe: The Influence and Reinvention of Edgar Allan Poe in Spanish America
Edgar Allan Poe's image and import shifted during the twentieth century, and this shift is clearly connected to the work of three writers from the Rio de la Plata region of South America-Uruguayan Horacio Quiroga and Argentines Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar. In Borges's Poe, Emron Esplin focuses on the second author in this trio and argues that Borges, through a sustained and complex literary relationship with Poe's works, served as the primary catalyst that changed Poe's image throughout Spanish America from a poet-prophet to a timeless fiction writer. Most scholarship that couples Poe and Borges focuses primarily on each writer's detective stories, refers only occasionally to their critical writings and the remainder of their fiction, and deemphasizes the cultural context in which Borges interprets Poe. In this book, Esplin explores Borges's and Poe's published works and several previously untapped archival resources to reveal an even more complex literary relationship between the two writers. Emphasizing the spatial and temporal context in which Borges interprets Poe-the Rio de la Plata region from the 1920s through the 1980s-Borges's Poe underlines Poe's continual presence in Borges's literary corpus. More important, it demonstrates how Borges's literary criticism, his Poe translations, and his own fiction create a disparate Poe who serves as a precursor to Borges's own detective and fantastic stories and as an inspiration to the so-called Latin American Boom. Seen through this more expansive context, Borges's Poe shows that literary influence runs both ways since Poe's writings visibly affect Borges the poet, story writer, essayist, and thinker while Borges's analyses and translations of Poe's work and his responses to Poe's texts in his own fiction forever change how readers of Poe return to his literary corpus.
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Borges's Poe: The Influence and Reinvention of Edgar Allan Poe in Spanish America

by Emron Esplin
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Surveying the Avant-Garde examines the art and literature of the Americas in the early twentieth century through the lens of the questionnaire, a genre as central as the manifesto to the history of the avant-garde. Questions such as How do you imagine Latin America? and What should American art be? ...
Surveying the Avant-Garde: Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines
Surveying the Avant-Garde examines the art and literature of the Americas in the early twentieth century through the lens of the questionnaire, a genre as central as the manifesto to the history of the avant-garde. Questions such as How do you imagine Latin America? and What should American art be? issued by avant-garde magazines like Im n, a Latin American periodical based in Paris, and Cuba's Revista de Avance demonstrate how editors, writers, and readers all grappled with the concept of America, particularly in relationship to Europe, and how the questionnaire became a structuring device for reflecting on their national and aesthetic identities in print. Through an analysis of these questionnaires and their responses, Lori Cole reveals how ideas like American art, as well as modernism and avant-garde, were debated at the very moment of their development and consolidation. Unlike a manifesto, whose signatories align with a single polemical text, the questionnaire produces a patchwork of responses, providing a composite and sometimes fractured portrait of a community. Such responses yield a self-reflexive history of the era as told by its protagonists, which include figures such as Gertrude Stein, Alfred Stieglitz, Jean Toomer, F. T. Marinetti, Diego Rivera, and Jorge Luis Borges. The book traces a genealogy of the genre from the Renaissance paragone, or comparison of the arts, through the rise of enqu tes in the late nineteenth century, up to the contemporary questionnaire, which proliferates in art magazines today. By analyzing a selection of surveys issued across the Atlantic, Cole indicates how they helped shape artists' and writers' understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Based on extensive archival research, this book reorients our understanding of modernism as both hemispheric and transatlantic by narrating how the artists and writers of the period engaged in aesthetic debates that informed and propelled print communities in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Scholars of modernism and the avant-garde will welcome Cole's original and compellingly crafted work.
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Surveying the Avant-Garde: Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines

by Lori Cole
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This book is the first collection of critical essays on Hilda Hilst (1930-2004) published in English. It brings together a variety of perspectives on one of Latin America's most inventive and innovative authors. Nine essays by scholars and translators reflect about various aspects of her work, placing it in the ...
Essays on Hilda Hilst: Between Brazil and World Literature
This book is the first collection of critical essays on Hilda Hilst (1930-2004) published in English. It brings together a variety of perspectives on one of Latin America's most inventive and innovative authors. Nine essays by scholars and translators reflect about various aspects of her work, placing it in the context of Brazil and world literature. During her lifetime, Hilst won several major national literary awards and attracted legions of devoted readers. Her writing spanned styles and genres, encompassing poetry, theatre, and experimental fiction. She was also considered to be a writer's writer, and her literary achievements eluded both mainstream acclaim and international recognition. In recent years, Hilst's books have enjoyed increased visibility in Brazil and beyond. A host of translators (including three contributors to this volume) have finally made some of her masterpieces available in English. This pioneering collection of essays should excite longtime readers and introduce her to a new audience.
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Essays on Hilda Hilst: Between Brazil and World Literature

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This collection of interviews demonstrates that U.S. Latinas/os of South American background have contributed pioneering work to U.S. Latina/o literature and culture in the twenty-first century. In conversation with twelve significant authors of South American descent in the United States, Juanita Heredia reveals that, through their transnational experiences, they have ...
Mapping South American Latina/o Literature in the United States: Interviews with Contemporary Writers
This collection of interviews demonstrates that U.S. Latinas/os of South American background have contributed pioneering work to U.S. Latina/o literature and culture in the twenty-first century. In conversation with twelve significant authors of South American descent in the United States, Juanita Heredia reveals that, through their transnational experiences, they have developed multicultural identities throughout different regions and cities across the country. However, these authors' works also exemplify a return to their heritage in South America through memory and travel, often showing that they maintain strong cultural and literary ties across national borders. As such, they have created a new chapter in trans-American history by finding new ways of imagining South America from their formation and influences in the U.S.
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Mapping South American Latina/o Literature in the United States: Interviews with Contemporary Writers

by Juanita Heredia
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Vernacular Latin Americanisms explores the emergence and consolidation of Latin Americanism as a discipline between 1900 and 1960.
Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline
Vernacular Latin Americanisms explores the emergence and consolidation of Latin Americanism as a discipline between 1900 and 1960.
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Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline

by Fernando Degiovanni
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Focusing on the work of the Argentine authors Cesar Aira, Marcelo Cohen, and Ricardo Piglia, The Polyphonic Machine conducts a close analysis of the interrelations between capitalism and political violence in late twentieth-century Argentina. Taking a long historical view, the book considers the most recent Argentine dictatorship of 1976-1983 together ...
The Polyphonic Machine: Capitalism, Politicial Violence, and Resistance in Contemporary Agentine Literature
Focusing on the work of the Argentine authors Cesar Aira, Marcelo Cohen, and Ricardo Piglia, The Polyphonic Machine conducts a close analysis of the interrelations between capitalism and political violence in late twentieth-century Argentina. Taking a long historical view, the book considers the most recent Argentine dictatorship of 1976-1983 together with its antecedents and its after-effects, exploring the transformations in power relations and conceptions of resistance which accompanied the political developments experienced throughout this period. By tracing allusive fragments of Argentine political history and drawing on a range of literary and theoretical sources Geraghty proposes that Aira, Cohen and Piglia propound a common analysis of Argentine politics during the twentieth century and construct a synergetic philosophical critique of capitalism and political violence. The book thus constitutes a radical reappraisal of three of the most important authors in contemporary Argentine literature and contributes to the philosophical and historical understanding of the most recent Argentine military government and their systematic plan of state terrorism.
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The Polyphonic Machine: Capitalism, Politicial Violence, and Resistance in Contemporary Agentine Literature

by Niall H.D. Geraghty
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All across the United States, in the last few years, there has been a resurgence of Black protest against structural racism and other forms of racial injustice. Black Resistance in the Americas draws attention to this renewed energy and to how this theme of resistance intersects with other communities of ...
Black Resistance in the Americas
All across the United States, in the last few years, there has been a resurgence of Black protest against structural racism and other forms of racial injustice. Black Resistance in the Americas draws attention to this renewed energy and to how this theme of resistance intersects with other communities of Black people around the world. This edited collection examines in-depth stories of resistance against slavery; narratives of resistance in African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American literature; resistance in politics, education, religion, music, dance, and film, exploring a range of new perspectives from established and emerging researchers on Black communities. The chapters in this pivotal book discuss some of the mechanisms that Black communities have used to resist bondage, domination, disempowerment, inequality, and injustices resulting from their encounters with the West, from colonization to forced migration.
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Black Resistance in the Americas

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Es 2666 de Roberto Bolano una novela total? Pueden coexistir fragmentos y totalidades en un mismo libro? Hay una columna vertebral que estructure la multitud de espacios, personajes y temas representados en 2666? Estas y otras preguntas son el objeto de estudio del presente libro, donde la cuestion de la ...
2666: en busqueda de la totalidad perdida
Es 2666 de Roberto Bolano una novela total? Pueden coexistir fragmentos y totalidades en un mismo libro? Hay una columna vertebral que estructure la multitud de espacios, personajes y temas representados en 2666? Estas y otras preguntas son el objeto de estudio del presente libro, donde la cuestion de la totalidad - concepto omnipresente en los estudios del escritor chileno, si bien poco explorado - es el tema principal.
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2666: en busqueda de la totalidad perdida

by Pedro P. Salas Camus
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Este volumen, compuesto por ocho ensayos y una suerte de epilogo dialogado con la escritora Maria Rosa Lojo, discute algunos de los ejes vertebradores de su obra: la conflictiva relacion con lo sagrado y su constante interpelacion, la memoria de la inmigracion, la presencia de figuras femeninas cuestionadoras del discurso ...
Dialogo de voces: Nuevas lecturas sobre la obra de Maria Rosa Lojo
Este volumen, compuesto por ocho ensayos y una suerte de epilogo dialogado con la escritora Maria Rosa Lojo, discute algunos de los ejes vertebradores de su obra: la conflictiva relacion con lo sagrado y su constante interpelacion, la memoria de la inmigracion, la presencia de figuras femeninas cuestionadoras del discurso masculino hegemonico o de otros personajes marginales que resignifican la historia oficial, los siempre cuestionados y cuestionables rasgos autobiograficos en su obra a partir de las figuras parentales o de una posible cartografia de la intimidad, la problematica identitaria a traves de los personajes que se ubican en un borde sospechoso entre dos mundos y el encuentro armonioso de diferentes esteticas, discursos y generos en el seno de sus obras.
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Dialogo de voces: Nuevas lecturas sobre la obra de Maria Rosa Lojo

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Dialectical Imaginaries brings together essays that analyze the effects of class conflict and capitalist ideology on contemporary works of U.S. Latino/a literature. The editors argue that recent global events have compelled contemporary scholars to reexamine traditional interpretive models that center on identity politics and an ethics of multiculturalism. The volume ...
Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism
Dialectical Imaginaries brings together essays that analyze the effects of class conflict and capitalist ideology on contemporary works of U.S. Latino/a literature. The editors argue that recent global events have compelled contemporary scholars to reexamine traditional interpretive models that center on identity politics and an ethics of multiculturalism. The volume seeks to demonstrate that materialist methodologies have a greater critical reach than other methods, and that Latino/a literary criticism should be more attuned to interpretive approaches that draw on Marxism and other globalizing social theories. The contributors analyze a wide range of literary works in fiction, poetry, drama, and memoir by writers including Rudolfo Anaya, Gloria Anzaldua, Daniel Borzutzky, Angie Cruz, Sergio de la Pava, Monica de la Torre, Sergio Elizondo, Juan Felipe Herrera, Rolando Hinojosa, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Oscar Martinez, Cherrie Moraga, Urayoan Noel, Emma Perez, Pedro Pietri, Miguel Pinero, Ernesto Quinonez, Ronald Ruiz, Hector Tobar, Rodrigo Toscano, Alfredo Vea, Helena Maria Viramontes, and others.
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Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism

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In the years following World War I, the international emerged as a distinct scale of political and cultural focus. Internationalisms proliferated in kind as writers and thinkers sought to imagine modes of cooperation that would balance transnational solidarities with national sovereignty. While so-called political realists across the twentieth century have ...
Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016
In the years following World War I, the international emerged as a distinct scale of political and cultural focus. Internationalisms proliferated in kind as writers and thinkers sought to imagine modes of cooperation that would balance transnational solidarities with national sovereignty. While so-called political realists across the twentieth century have regarded such attempts as wishful thinking, Aarthi Vadde argues that the negotiation of wishing and thinking is at the very heart of internationalism. In Chimeras of Form, she shows why modernist literary form is essential to understanding the aspirational and analytical force of internationalism in and beyond Europe. Major writers such as Rabindranath Tagore, James Joyce, Claude McKay, George Lamming, Michael Ondaatje, and Zadie Smith use modernist strategies to reshape how readers think about the cohesion and interrelation of political communities in the wake of empire. Vadde lucidly explains how their formal experiments with the novel, short story, poetry, and political essay contribute to and sometimes even anticipate debates in postcolonial theory and cosmopolitanism. She reads Joyce's use of asymmetrical narratives as a way to ask questions about international camaraderie, and demonstrates how the plotless works of McKay and Lamming upturn ideas of citizenship and diasporic alienation. Her analysis of twenty-first-century writers Smith and Shailja Patel shows how ongoing conflicts around migration, displacement, and global economic inequality link modernist, postcolonial, and contemporary traditions of literature. Vadde brings these traditions together to reveal the dual nature of internationalism as an ambition, possibly a chimeric one, and an actual political discourse vital to understanding our present moment.
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Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

by Aarthi Vadde
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While there are differences between cultures in different places and times, colonial representations of indigenous peoples generally suggest they are not capable of literature nor are they worthy of being represented as nations. Colonial representations of indigenous people continue on into the independence era and can still be detected in ...
Decolonizing Indigeneity: New Approaches to Latin American Literature
While there are differences between cultures in different places and times, colonial representations of indigenous peoples generally suggest they are not capable of literature nor are they worthy of being represented as nations. Colonial representations of indigenous people continue on into the independence era and can still be detected in our time. The thesis of this book is that there are various ways to decolonize the representation of Amerindian peoples. Each chapter has its own decolonial thesis which it then resolves. Chapter 1 proves that there is coloniality in contemporary scholarship and argues that word choices can be improved to decolonize the way we describe the first Americans. Chapter 2 argues that literature in Latin American begins before 1492 and shows the long arc of Mayan expression, taking the Popol Wuj as a case study. Chapter 3 demonstrates how colonialist discourse is reinforced by a dualist rhetorical ploy of ignorance and arrogance in a Renaissance historical chronicle, Agustin de Zarate's Historia del descubrimiento y conquista del Peru. Chapter 4 shows how by inverting the Renaissance dualist configuration of civilization and barbarian, the Nahua (Aztecs) who were formerly considered barbarian can be civilized within Spanish norms. This is done by modeling the categories of civilization discussed at length by the Friar Bartolome de las Casas as a template that can serve to evaluate Nahua civil society as encapsulated by the historiography of Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl, a possibility that would have been available to Spaniards during that time. Chapter 5 maintains that the colonialities of the pre-Independence era survive, but that Criollo-indigenous dialogue is capable of excavating their roots to extirpate them. By comparing the discussions of the hacienda system by the Peruvian essayist Manuel Gonzalez Prada and by the Mayan-Quiche eye-witness to history Rigoberta Menchu, this books shows that there is common ground between their viewpoints despite the different genres in which their work appears and despite the different countries and the eight decades that separated them, suggesting a universality to the problem of the hacienda which can be dissected. This book models five different decolonizing methods to extricate from the continuities of coloniality both indigenous writing and the representation of indigenous peoples by learned elites.
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Decolonizing Indigeneity: New Approaches to Latin American Literature

by Thomas Ward
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La estrategia critica del presente libro disena e introduce una compleja red de lecturas que lleva la absoluta modernidad del poeta chileno Vicente Huidobro (1893-1948) hasta el horizonte de su absoluta futuridad. Los escritos huidobrianos son continuamente contemporaneos en un sentido extremo y urgente, e invitan a constantes reinterpretaciones y ...
La futuridad absoluta de Vicente Huidobro
La estrategia critica del presente libro disena e introduce una compleja red de lecturas que lleva la absoluta modernidad del poeta chileno Vicente Huidobro (1893-1948) hasta el horizonte de su absoluta futuridad. Los escritos huidobrianos son continuamente contemporaneos en un sentido extremo y urgente, e invitan a constantes reinterpretaciones y recontextualizaciones, tal como es el caso de los trece ensayos incluidos en este libro. De esta manera, La futuridad absoluta de Vicente Huidobro se basa en recientes trabajos teoricos y metodologicos realizados en las humanidades actuales y en las ciencias--incluyendose los estudios culturales, trasatlanticos, de los medios de comunicacion, la ecocritica, la teoria cuantica y la cosmologia, las artes visuales, la teoria politica, el psicoanalisis, la teoria del trauma, y la deconstruccion. La naturaleza exploratoria de este volumen abre nuevas areas de indagacion sobre la escritura practicada por Huidobro en la primera parte del siglo XX y que ahora (y manana) resulta(ra) igualmente o mas innovadora que ayer.
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La futuridad absoluta de Vicente Huidobro

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Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat is one of the most recognized writers today. Her debut novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, was an Oprah Book Club selection, and works such as Krik? Krak! and Brother, I'm Dying have earned her a MacArthur genius grant and National Book Award nominations. Yet despite international acclaim ...
Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary
Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat is one of the most recognized writers today. Her debut novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, was an Oprah Book Club selection, and works such as Krik? Krak! and Brother, I'm Dying have earned her a MacArthur genius grant and National Book Award nominations. Yet despite international acclaim and the relevance of her writings to postcolonial, feminist, Caribbean, African diaspora, Haitian, literary, and global studies, Danticat's work has not been the subject of a full-length interpretive literary analysis until now. In Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, Nadege T. Clitandre offers a comprehensive analysis of Danticat's exploration of the dialogic relationship between nation and diaspora. Clitandre argues that Danticat-moving between novels, short stories, and essays-articulates a diasporic consciousness that acts as a form of social, political, and cultural transformation at the local and global level. Using the echo trope to approach Danticat's narratives and subjects, Clitandre effectively navigates between the reality of diaspora and imaginative opportunities that diasporas produce. Ultimately, Clitandre calls for a reconstitution of nation through a diasporic imaginary that informs the way people who have experienced displacement view the world and imagine a more diverse, interconnected, and just future.
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Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary

by Nadege T. Clitandre
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Chaucer called it spiritual manslaughter ; Barthes and Benjamin deemed it dangerous linguistic nihilism. But gossip-long derided and dismissed by writers and intellectuals-is far from frivolous. In Idle Talk, Deadly Talk, Ana Rodriguez Navas reveals gossip to be an urgent, utilitarian, and deeply political practice-a means of staging the narrative ...
Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature
Chaucer called it spiritual manslaughter ; Barthes and Benjamin deemed it dangerous linguistic nihilism. But gossip-long derided and dismissed by writers and intellectuals-is far from frivolous. In Idle Talk, Deadly Talk, Ana Rodriguez Navas reveals gossip to be an urgent, utilitarian, and deeply political practice-a means of staging the narrative tensions, and waging the narrative battles, that mark Caribbean politics and culture. From the calypso singer's superficially innocent rhymes to the vicious slanders published in Trujillo-era gossip columns, words have been weapons, elevating one person or group at the expense of another. Revising the overly gendered existing critical frame, Rodriguez Navas argues that gossip is a fundamentally adversarial practice. Just as whispers and hearsay corrosively define and surveil identities, they also empower writers to skirt sanitized, monolithic historical accounts by weaving alternative versions of their nations' histories from this self-governing discursive material. Reading recent fiction from the Hispanic, Anglophone, and Francophone Caribbean and their diasporas, alongside poetry, song lyrics, journalism, memoirs, and political essays, Idle Talk, Deadly Talk maps gossip's place in the Caribbean and reveals its rich possibilities as both literary theme and narrative device. As a means for mediating contested narratives, both public and private, gossip emerges as a vital resource for scholars and writers grappling with the region's troubled history.
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Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature

by Ana Rodriguez Navas
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Rosa
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26.250000 USD

Rosa

by Paul Barrera
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Aquellos A os del Boom: Garc a M rquez, Vargas Llosa Y El Grupo de Amigos Que Lo Cambiaron Todo / Those Boom Years
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Aquellos A os del Boom: Garc a M rquez, Vargas Llosa Y El Grupo de Amigos Que Lo Cambiaron Todo / Those Boom Years

by Xavi Ayen
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This book traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive power. It examines the female maturation cycle and the various archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of development in literature, art, film, and television with a particular focus on ...
Unbecoming Female Monsters: Witches, Vampires, and Virgins
This book traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive power. It examines the female maturation cycle and the various archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of development in literature, art, film, and television with a particular focus on Latin American work.
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Unbecoming Female Monsters: Witches, Vampires, and Virgins

by Cristina Santos
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Shaming Into Brown: Somatic Transactions of Race in Latina/O Literature
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Shaming Into Brown: Somatic Transactions of Race in Latina/O Literature

by Stephanie Fetta
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1916-2016 La Obra de Rub n Dario En Su poca: Todos Los Poemarios, Estudiados Exhaustiva, Cronol gica Y Tem ticamente Edici n del Centenario
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1916-2016 La Obra de Rub n Dario En Su poca: Todos Los Poemarios, Estudiados Exhaustiva, Cronol gica Y Tem ticamente Edici n del Centenario

by Norbert-Bertrand Barbe
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In Simon Gikandi's view, Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature more generally negotiate an uneasy relationship with the concepts of modernism and modernity-a relationship in which the Caribbean writer, unable to escape a history encoded by Europe, accepts the challenge of rewriting it. Drawing on contemporary deconstructionist theory, Gikandi looks at ...
Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature
In Simon Gikandi's view, Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature more generally negotiate an uneasy relationship with the concepts of modernism and modernity-a relationship in which the Caribbean writer, unable to escape a history encoded by Europe, accepts the challenge of rewriting it. Drawing on contemporary deconstructionist theory, Gikandi looks at how such Caribbean writers as George Lamming, Samuel Selvon, Alejo Carpentier, C. L. R. James, Paule Marshall, Merle Hodge, Zee Edgell, and Michelle Cliff have attempted to confront European modernism.
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Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature

by Simon Gikandi
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In this highly original and critically informed book, Renata R. Mautner Wasserman looks at how, during the first decades following political independence, writers in the United States and Brazil assimilated and subverted European images of an exotic New World to create new literatures that asserted cultural independence and defined national ...
Exotic Nations: Literature and Cultural Identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930
In this highly original and critically informed book, Renata R. Mautner Wasserman looks at how, during the first decades following political independence, writers in the United States and Brazil assimilated and subverted European images of an exotic New World to create new literatures that asserted cultural independence and defined national identity. Exotic Nations demonstrates that the language of exoticism thus became part of the New World's interpretation of its own history and natural environment.
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Exotic Nations: Literature and Cultural Identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930

by Renata Wasserman
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La Futuridad del Naufragio. Or genes, Estelas Y Derivas
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La Futuridad del Naufragio. Or genes, Estelas Y Derivas

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Literature, Law, and Rhetorical Performance in the Anticolonial Atlantic
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Literature, Law, and Rhetorical Performance in the Anticolonial Atlantic

by Anne W Gulick
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Reflecting on Identities and Cultural Frameworks in a Globalized World: Sobre Identidades Y Marcos Culturales En Tiempos Globalizados
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Reflecting on Identities and Cultural Frameworks in a Globalized World: Sobre Identidades Y Marcos Culturales En Tiempos Globalizados

by Luis a Abanto
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V.S.Naipaul: : The Legacy
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V.S.Naipaul: : The Legacy

by Richard Lance Keeble, Farrukh Dhondy, John Mair
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