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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 403–420.
Published: 01 December 2021
... palpable to the interpellated reader. As I argue, the reconcentrado ’s misery and abject vulnerability are precisely what render the violence of Americans “humanitarian” and that of Cubans “decorous” or “redemptive.” And this proves more scandalous than one may expect. For such poetry disavowed collateral...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... as geographically continuous with, and affectively connected to, Cuba. This article reads the poetry of Mohammed el Gharani and Ibrahim al-Rubaish, former detainees included in Marc Falkoff’s collection Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak , and of José Ramón Sánchez, longtime resident of the Cuban city...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Thiong'o. Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedoms . Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1993 . Ortiz, Fernando. Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar . Trans. Harriet de Onís. Durham: Duke UP, 1995 . Saussy, Haun, ed. Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 373–388.
Published: 01 September 2001
... . Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999 . 1 -22. Bloom, Harold. The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages , New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994 . Colás, Santiago. “Of Creole Symptoms, Cuban Fantasies, and Other Latin American Postcolonial Ideologies.” PMLA 110 . 3 ( 1995...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 471–497.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Natasha Tanna Abstract This article analyzes queer literary politics and the engagement with cultural precursors in the 1990s and into the twenty-first century in works by Cuban writer Ena Lucía Portela and Argentine writer María Moreno. The lack of a clearly defined tradition of lesbian/queer...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... uait” an integral part of his oeuvre, Hughes’s decision to translate them would appear rather curious if one failed to consider the important role played in their selection by the Cuban literary critic and translator José Antonio Fernández de Castro. Fernández de Castro, a man whom Hughes...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... a possible death sentence for his involvement. 3 The Safarnamah-e Kyūbā was the result of a trip in 1973 that was paid for and controlled by the Cuban government ( Kantor 621 ) and, as such, had much more explicit expectations for its content. By 1968 many of Cuba’s foreign advocates had begun...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a writer (Sheila), the other an artist (Sandra), a book illustrated by photographs of miniature installations (chapter 7), as well as Cuban installation artist Sandra Ramos’s work (chapter 8). Juxtaposing immigration and exile, chapters 7 and 8 also contrast Mexi- can American immigrant expression...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a writer (Sheila), the other an artist (Sandra), a book illustrated by photographs of miniature installations (chapter 7), as well as Cuban installation artist Sandra Ramos’s work (chapter 8). Juxtaposing immigration and exile, chapters 7 and 8 also contrast Mexi- can American immigrant expression...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (2): 128–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Faulkner), Latin Ameri- can colonial historians of the 1940s (Angel Guido, Pedro Henríquez-Ureña, and Mariano Picón-Salas), Cuban essayists of the post-WWII era ( José Lezama Lima, Alejo Carpentier, and Severo Sarduy), postmodern Latin American “Boom” nov- elists (Carlos Fuentes and José Donoso...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 344–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with Rubén Darío ( 1867–1916 ) and Cuban José Martí (1853–95). When Darío deployed the term briefly in 1888, it still had a largely negative connotation, meaning roughly what the Royal Spanish Academy’s Dictionary offered until recently as its primary sense: “Excessive inclination to modern things...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a writer (Sheila), the other an artist (Sandra), a book illustrated by photographs of miniature installations (chapter 7), as well as Cuban installation artist Sandra Ramos’s work (chapter 8). Juxtaposing immigration and exile, chapters 7 and 8 also contrast Mexi- can American immigrant expression...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
... American Sheila and Sandra Ortiz Taylor’s Imaginary Parents: A Family Autobiography (1996), a collaborative project created by two sis- ters, one a writer (Sheila), the other an artist (Sandra), a book illustrated by photographs of miniature installations (chapter 7), as well as Cuban installation...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... initiated by the Cuban poet José Martí. It was first crystallized in the Nicaraguan writer Rubén Darío’s Azul . . . (1888), given its name and sense in an 1890 essay of Darío’s, then faded in the 1910s with the rise of various avant-gardes and the death of Darío in 1916. As the first pan-Spanish...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 448–470.
Published: 01 December 2022
... volume. The “Poetry” section organizes its contents by the subject position of its authors. “By Negro Poets” includes work by Arna Bontemps, Cullen, Hughes, and the folklorist Sterling Brown, among many others. The Cuban poets Nicolás Guillén and Regino Pedroso appear alongside the Haitian Jacques...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of sand and cement in Japan (Narahashi, Ono), as well as the dereliction of Cuban beach architecture and American industrial harbors (Morales, Sekula). In art as in criticism, the waterfront stages gender and class crossings (Dumont) and tangles fields. The afterword thereby weaves the major threads...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
... tratado de entender el peronismo” After] That contact with the Cuban people . . . suddenly, without realizing it [I was never conscious of all this] and already on my way back to Europe, I saw for the fi rst time that I had been placed right in the heart of a people that was making its revolution...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Consequently, the notion of “transculturation,” formulated by the Cuban Fernando Ortiz Fernández in the 1940s, is of relevance here. He sought to move away from the idea of “acculturation,” which held that there was a hegemonic culture that aimed to wipe out all others, transforming them into reiterations...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 189–192.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., according to Alonso, he seems to be distancing himself from modernity by produc- ing a form of writing that constantly calls attention to itself as writing pure and simple, rather than writing about something. In Cuban antislavery discourse, Alonso detects an irreconcilable tension between, on the one...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 170–172.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., according to Alonso, he seems to be distancing himself from modernity by produc- ing a form of writing that constantly calls attention to itself as writing pure and simple, rather than writing about something. In Cuban antislavery discourse, Alonso detects an irreconcilable tension between, on the one...