Exotic nations literature and cultural identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930

In this highly original and critically informed book, Renata R. Mautner Wasserman looks at how, during the first decades following political independence, writers in the United States and Brazil assimilated and subverted European images of an "exotic" New World to create new literatures th...

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Main Author: Wasserman, Renata R. Mautner
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ithaca Cornell University Press 1994, 1994
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:In this highly original and critically informed book, Renata R. Mautner Wasserman looks at how, during the first decades following political independence, writers in the United States and Brazil assimilated and subverted European images of an "exotic" New World to create new literatures that asserted cultural independence and defined national identity. Exotic Nations demonstrates that the language of exoticism thus became part of the New World's interpretation of its own history and natural environment
Physical Description:301 pages
ISBN:9780801482052
9781501726064
9780801428777
0801428777