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This chapter examines the Greater Antillean routes in Díaz’s work to unveil how the Caribbean, a central site of the modern era’s most intense mobility of people, as a point of departure or destination, has given rise to diasporic formations. It places Díaz in relation to his peers in the spectrum of Caribbean diaspora writers, stressing the figuration of Dominicanness in his fiction, the political implications of the author’s manner of representation of his national origins, and the significance of the image of Dominican society evoked by his works, in contrast to the normative stature that American society attains in the cosmos of his fiction. The chapter closes by considering the ways Caribbean diaspora writers have altered the geography of the literary imagination of the metropolises where they operate while wielding an unequal power of representation of the Caribbean experience relative to writers operating in the Caribbean region.

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