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Do the Americas have a common literature?

Author: Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume takes an important step toward the discovery of a common critical heritage that joins the diverse literatures of North America and Latin America. Traditionally, literary criticism has treated the literature of the Americas as "New World" literature, examining it in relation to its "Old World"--Usually European--counterparts. This collection of essays redirects the Eurocentric focus of earlier scholarship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Do the Americas have a common literature?
Durham : Duke University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)551442493
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gustavo Pérez Firmat
ISBN: 0822310546 9780822310549 0822310724 9780822310723
OCLC Number: 21330208
Description: ix, 394 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The usable past : the idea of history in modern U.S. and Latin American fiction / Lois Parkinson Zamora --
Form and function in the New World legend / David T. Haberly --
The dialectics of our America / Jose David Saldivar --
The repeating island / Antonio Benitez-Rojo --
Through blues / Jose Piedra --
Plagiarized authenticity : Sarmiento's Cooper and others / Doris Sommer --
The accidental tourist : Walt Whitman in Latin America / Enrico Mario Santi --
American theriomorphia : the presence of Mulatez in Cirilo Villaverde and beyond / Eduardo Gonzalez --
Mysteries we reread, mysteries of rereading : Poe, Borges, and the analytic detective story ; also Lacan, Derrida, and Johnson / John T. Irwin --
Marking space, charting time : text and territory in Faulkner's "The Bear" and Carpentier's "Los pasos perdidos" / Wendy B. Faris --
In-fringe : the role of French criticism in the fiction of Nicole Brossard and Severo Sarduy / Rene Prieto--
Mischling and metis : common and uncommon languages in Adrienne Rich and Aime Cesaire / Jonathan Monroe --
The strut of the centipede : Jose Lezama Lima and New World exceptionalism / Gustavo Perez Firmat.
Responsibility: Gustavo Pérez Firmat, editor.
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This volume takes an important step toward the discovery of a common critical heritage that joins the diverse literatures of North America and Latin America. Traditionally, literary criticism has treated the literature of the Americas as "New World" literature, examining it in relation to its "Old World"--Usually European--counterparts. This collection of essays redirects the Eurocentric focus of earlier scholarship and identifies a distinctive pan-American consciousness. The essays here place the literature of the Americas in a hemispheric context by drawing on approaches derived from various schools of contemporary critical thought--Marxism, feminism, culture studies, semiotics, reception aesthetics, and poststructuralism. As part of their search for a distinctly New World literary idiom, the contributors engage not only the major North American and Spanish American writers, but also such "marginal" or "minor" literatures as Chicano, African American, Brazilian, and Québecois. In identifying areas of agreement and confluence, this work lays the groundwork for finding historical, ideological, and cultural homogeneity in the imaginative writing of the Americas. --! From publisher's description.

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