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Foundational fictions : the national romances of Latin America

Author: Doris Sommer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1991.
Series: Latin American literature and culture (Berkeley, Calif.), 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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National consolidation and romantic novels go hand in hand in Latin America. This title shows how 19th century patriotism and heterosexual passion historically depend on one another to engender  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Sommer
ISBN: 0520071107 9780520071100 0520082850 9780520082854
OCLC Number: 22184503
Description: xiii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Irresistible romance --
Part II: love and country: an allegorical speculation --
Plagiarized authenticity: Sarmiento's cooper and others --
Amalia: valor at heart and home --
Sab C'est Moi --
O Guarani and Iracema: Brazil's two-faced indigenism --
Maria's disease: a national romance (con)founded --
Something to celebrate: national nuptials in Chile and Mexico --
Starting from scratch: late beginnings and early (t)races in Enriquillo, Cumanda, and Tabare --
Love of country: populism's revised romance in La Voragine and Dona Barbara --
"It's wrong to be right": Mama Blanca on fatherly foundations.
Series Title: Latin American literature and culture (Berkeley, Calif.), 8.
Responsibility: Doris Sommer.

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