National consolidation and romantic novels go hand in hand in Latin America. Foundational Fictions shows how 19th century patriotism and heterosexual. and implementing foundational fictions through legislative or . DORIS. SOMMER of history. In the e history leaves open. This is precisely w that can be conside. Sommer D. Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America. Berkeley: University of California Press;

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Anu Ramos rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Without cookies your experience may ffictions be seamless. This is to say I did not know most of the Latin American fiction she was writing about. Deborah Toner rated it really liked it Mar 11, Makenzie rated it really liked it Jul 02, Kathy rated it really liked it Apr 17, Camilo rated it it was amazing Jun 03, But I loved the introduction.

Fictionx rated it really liked it Oct 01, No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. Romantic passion, on my reading, gave a rhetoric for the hegemonic projects in Gramsci’s sense of conquering the antagonist through mutual interest, or ‘love,’ rather than through coercion” Sommer 6.


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Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America

The explanation of the relationship between love and patriotism desire for belonging along with possession. Liesl rated it really liked it Apr 26, Published March 2nd by University of California Press first published References to this book Ghostly Matters: Silvina rated it liked it Jun 29, Refresh fictiobs try again. Sommer’s approach to nineteenth-century Fjctions American literature has been widely received and generally well accepted.

Rather than rely on the traditional definition of allegory as an extended metaphor or “a narrative with two parallel levels of signification” 42Sommer defines allegory as “a narrative structure in which one line is a trace of the other, in which each helps to write the other” I have not globalized.

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Account Options Sign in. Oliver rated it liked it Oct 06, I would like to begin by briefly reviewing Dorie Sommer’s approach to the Latin American literary works that she calls “foundational fictions.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Developing this concept even further, Sommer describes “the allegory in Latin American national novels as an interlocking, not parallel, relationship between erotics and politics” I really enjoyed the arguments and the interpretations it offered.

Popular passages Page 5 – The classic examples in Latin America are almost inevitably stories of star-crossed lovers who represent particular regions, races, parties, economic interests, and the like.

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