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Dictatorships in the Hispanic world : transatlantic and transnational perspectives

Author: Patricia Lapolla Swier
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dikinson University Press, [2013] ©2013
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Dictatorship in the Hispanic World broaches a comparative and interdisciplinary approach in its exploration of the phenomenon of the dictatorship in the Hispanic World in the twentieth century. Some of the themes explored through a transatlantic perspective include testimonial accounts of violence and resistance in prisons; hunger and repression; exile, silence and intertextuality; bildungsroman and the modification  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Lapolla Swier
ISBN: 9781611475890 1611475899 1611475902 9781611475906
OCLC Number: 846519617
Notes: "Co-published with The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc."
Description: viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. Feminine Voices of Resistance against Dictatorships: Prison Memories from Spain and Argentina / Ana Corbalán --
2. Nostalgia, Memory, and Politics in Chilean Documentaries of Return / Antonio Traverso --
3. National History and Resistance in Ricardb Piglia's Respiratión artificial and Juan Goytisolo's Reivindicación del Conde don Julián / Julia Riordan-Goncalves --
4. Counter-Discourse and Exile in the Poetry of Rafael Alberti and Mario Benedetti / Carmen Faccini --
5. On Food, Hunger, and Parasites: Female Strategies against Censorship in Nada and La plaça del diamante / Irene Gómez Castellano --
6. Reimagining Gendered Identities in Laforet's Nada and Díaz' Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / Patricia L. Swier --
7. Queering the Cuban Exile: Reinaldo Arenas's Memoirs as a Sexual Outlaw / Rafael Ocasio --
8. The World within the Island: The International Projection of Cuban Artists' Books and Prints: 1985-2009 / Ana León Távora --
9. Puppet Theater: Staging Social Inequality during the Porfiriato / Yolanda Jurado Rojas --
10. Wide-Eyed Boys and Star Kids: Children and Violence in Voces inocentes (2004) and La lengua de las mariposas (1999) / Niamh Thornton --
11. Cosmovisiones and (In)appropriate/d Others: A Critical Reading of Santiago Roncagliolo's Noir Novel, Abril rojo / Vek Lewis --
12. On the Annals of a History of Silence Fragments of '32 from 1932 / Rafael Lara-Martínez, Rick McCallister --
Index --
About the Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia L. Swier and Julia Riordan-Goncalves.


This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in  Read more...


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Exceeding the normal scope of comparative and contrastive work, this volume contains essays which showcase the role of culture as a source of catharsis for traumatized writers, and an enabler of Read more...

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