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This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture. Serrano argues that the Gothic has provided Latin American authors with a way to critique a number of issues, including colonization, authoritarianism, feudalism, and patriarchy. The book includes a literary history of the European Gothic to demonstrate how Latin American authors have incorporated its characteristics but also how they have broken away or inverted some elements, such as traditional plot lines, to suit their work and address a unique set of issues. The book examines both the modernistas of the nineteenth century and the avant-garde writers of the twentieth century, including Huidobro, Bombal, Rulfo, Roa Bastos, and Fuentes. Looking at the Gothic in Latin American literature and film, this book is a groundbreaking study that brings a fresh perspective to Latin American creative culture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Contextualizing the Gothic Presence in Latin America
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part 1. The Context
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. Chapter 1. Vampires: The First Bat-Men Are from the Americas
  2. pp. 27-52
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  1. Chapter 2. Films Love Monsters: Film’s Arrival in Latin America
  2. pp. 53-78
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  1. Part 2. Cultural Anxieties and Aesthetic Critiques
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Chapter 3. Live Burials and Death-Defying Beauties
  2. pp. 81-108
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  1. Chapter 4. Vampires Cloaked in Metaphor
  2. pp. 109-140
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  1. Chapter 5. The Doppelgänger: Split-Sleves, Animal-Doubles, and Spectral Couples
  2. pp. 141-174
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  1. Epilogue: Globalized Current Monsters
  2. pp. 175-186
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 187-206
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 207-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-250
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826360458
Related ISBN
9780826360441
MARC Record
OCLC
1084622005
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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