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What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. 'Hemispheric Imaginations', an ambitious interdisciplinary study of literary representations of Latin America as encounters with the other, is among the most extensive such studies to date. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars of American Studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. v
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. vi
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvii
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  1. Part One
  1. 1 | Introduction
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. 2 | Alterity and Identity: Reflections on Approaching the Other
  2. pp. 27-51
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  1. Part Two
  1. 3 | Foundational Narratives: Some Versions of Columbus
  2. pp. 55-82
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  1. 4 | Invasive Methods: The Opening of Latin America in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century US Literature
  2. pp. 83-109
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  1. 5 | Representations of the Mexican Revolution in US Literature
  2. pp. 110-134
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  1. Part Three
  1. 6 | Nature and Civilization: Nineteenth-Century Travelers and Twentieth-Century Escapists
  2. pp. 137-162
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  1. 7 | Gendered Perceptions of Latin America in Twentieth-Century US Literature
  2. pp. 163-190
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  1. Part Four
  1. 8 | The Post-Vietnam Era: Versions of Realism
  2. pp. 193-227
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  1. 9 | The Postmodern Response: Magical Realism and Metafiction
  2. pp. 228-247
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  1. 10 | Splintered Foundations: Postmodern and Native American Versions of Columbus
  2. pp. 248-279
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  1. Part Five
  1. 11 | Canada and Latin America: Malcolm Lowry and the Other as Symbolic Field
  2. pp. 283-297
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  1. 12 | Post-Vietnam and Twenty-First-Century Canadian Visitors
  2. pp. 298-320
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 321-322
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 323-346
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512600766
Related ISBN
9781611689723
MARC Record
OCLC
1100222798
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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