Foundational fictions : the national romances of Latin America /

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Main Author: Sommer, Doris, 1947-
Format: eBook
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1991.
Series:Latin American literature and culture (Berkeley, Calif.) ; 8.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of 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.