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  1. Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (Latin American Literature and Culture)
    Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (Latin American Literature and Culture)
    Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (Latin American Literature and Culture)
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  2. Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (Latin American Literature and Culture)

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National consolidation and romantic novels go hand in hand in Latin America. Foundational Fictions shows how 19th century patriotism and heterosexual passion historically depend on one another to engender productive citizens.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Doris Sommer
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780520082854
ISBN
0520082850
Label
University of California Press
Manufacturer
University of California Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
418
PublicationDate
1993-03-02
Publisher
University of California Press
Studio
University of California Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Be aware that there are two books written by Doris Sommer. This happens NOT to be the one I needed although it was a good book .
This is a must-read for students of and experts in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I used it as a primary source in my doctoral dissertation in the field.
Years ago, I attended a lecture by Doris Sommers where the author placed Tony Morrison's Beloved under the same political-historical-literary framework with great heuristic craft and passionate intensity. Sommers is a great scholar and an engaging lecturer.
In Foundational Fictions Sommers decouples the master narratives of the young Latin American Patrias of the 19th Century in political-historical and literary discourses, with race and gender at the core of all national projects.
As a teacher, Foundational Fictions provided me with new tools to get the attention and captivate the interest of a wild bunch of high school teenagers. Not a small feat.
Foundational Fictions is a must!
Anahi W. Schafer
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