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Author Tosta, Antonio Luciano de Andrade, author.

Title Confluence narratives : ethnicity, history, and nation-making in the Americas / Antonio Luciano de Andrade Tosta
Published Lanham, Maryland : Bucknell University Press, 2016
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Contents Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One: The Native American, Hybridity, and Mestiçagem in Luiz Antonio de Assis Brasil's Breviário das Terras do Brasil and Laura Esquivel's Malinche; Chapter Two: Escaping the Nation?; Chapter Three: Jewish Puzzles; Chapter Four: Memory, Difference, and the Struggle for Belonging in Jorge J. Okubaro's O Súdito: (Banzai, Massateru!) and Joy Kogawa's Obasan; Epilogue; Bibliography; Permissions; Index; About the Author
Summary Confluence Narratives: Ethnicity, History, and Nation-Making in the Americas examines a new literary genre that links the Americas together through three common historical experiences: colonization, slavery, and immigration. Informed by postcolonial theory, this book analyzes a selection of novels from North and South Americas to discuss the impact of ethnicity in the construction of national identities, highlight the inherently transcultural aspect of the American character, and to problematize the concept of the contemporary nation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Comparative literature -- American and Latin American
Comparative literature -- Latin American and American
Ethnicity in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects -- America
National characteristics in literature.
Nationalism and literature -- America
Postcolonialism in literature.
Ethnicity in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects.
National characteristics in literature.
Nationalism and literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
America -- Literatures -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016048245
ISBN 1611487560