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Author Wasserman, Renata R. Mautner (Renata Ruth Mautner), 1941-

Title Exotic nations : literature and cultural identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930 / Renata R. Mautner Wasserman
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents 880-01 1. Introduction : designing nations -- 2. First accounts : the building blocks -- 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the discourse of the exotic -- 4. Love in exotic places : Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie -- 5. Chateaubriand's Atala and the ready-made exotic -- 6. James Fenimore Cooper and the image of America -- 7. Nationality and the 'Indian' novels of José de Alencar -- 8. Nationality redefined, or lazy Macunaima -- 9. Conclusion : exoticism as strategy
880-01 1 Introduction: Designing Nations; 2 First Accounts: The Building Blocks; 3 Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Discourse of the Exotic; 4 Love in Exotic Places: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's; 5 Chateaubriand's Atala and the Ready-Made Exotic; 6 James Fenimore Cooper and the Image of America; 7 Nationality and the ""Indian"" Novels of José de Alencar; 8 Nationality Redefined, or Lazy MacunaA⁺ё℗Ưma; 9 Conclusion: Exoticism as Strategy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-280) and index
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Subject American literature -- Brazilian influences.
American literature -- History and criticism.
Brazilian literature -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- American and Brazilian
Comparative literature -- Brazilian and American
Exoticism in literature.
Indians in literature.
Literature and society -- Brazil -- History.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
National characteristics, Brazilian, in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 94020368
ISBN 1501726056 (electronic bk.)
9781501726057 (electronic bk.)