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Author Wasserman, Renata R. Mautner (Renata Ruth Mautner), 1941-

Title Exotic nations : literature and cultural identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930 / Renata R. Mautner Wasserman.

Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994.


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Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
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Contents 1. Introduction : designing nations -- 2. First accounts : the building blocks -- 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the discourse of the exotic -- 4. Love in exotic places : Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie -- 5. Chateaubriand's Atala and the ready-made exotic -- 6. James Fenimore Cooper and the image of America -- 7. Nationality and the 'Indian' novels of Josť de Alencar -- 8. Nationality redefined, or lazy Macunaima -- 9. Conclusion : exoticism as strategy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-280) and index.
Summary In this highly original and critically informed book, Renata R. Mautner Wasserman looks at how, during the first decades following political independence, writers in the United States and Brazil assimilated and subverted European images of an "exotic" New World to create new literatures that asserted cultural independence and defined national identity. Exotic Nations demonstrates that the language of exoticism thus became part of the New World's interpretation of its own history and natural environment.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- American and Brazilian.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
National characteristics, Brazilian, in literature.
Comparative literature -- Brazilian and American.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Brazilian literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Brazil -- History.
American literature -- Brazilian influences.
Exoticism in literature.
Indians in literature.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
American literature -- Brazilian influences. (OCoLC)fst00807133
Brazilian literature. (OCoLC)fst00838112
Exoticism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01896050
Indians in literature. (OCoLC)fst00969419
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
National characteristics, American, in literature. (OCoLC)fst01033350
National characteristics, Brazilian, in literature. (OCoLC)fst01033377
Brazil. (OCoLC)fst01206830
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Wasserman, Renata. Exotic Nations : Literature and Cultural Identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2018 9781501726064
ISBN 9781501726057 (electronic bk.)
1501726056 (electronic bk.)
0801482054 (pbk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1018223622

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