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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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Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America by Doris Sommer

Anu Ramos rated it it was amazing Dec 08, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Deborah Toner rated it really liked it Mar 11, Haunting and the Sociological Imagination Avery F. She is the author of The Work of Art in the World: 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.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. One overarching theory unites the chapters of Sommer’s book: Rafael Aommer rated it really liked it Mar 18, Oct 03, Angela Rodriguez rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


But I loved the introduction.

But the thing is – its really hard to read lit crit about novels you have never read. Giancarlo rated it liked it Sep 28, Silvina rated it liked it Jun 29, Rather than discount Sommer’s enormous contribution to the study of nineteenth-century Latin American literature as over determined, we can take this opportunity to further examine the concepts of foundational fiction and mestizaje with respect to representations of Jewishness in Latin American literature. Foundational Fictions shows how 19th century patriotism and heterosexual passion historically depend on one another to engender productive citizens.

The lit crit side of this book was fascinating. Kathy rated it really liked it Apr 17, Arts and Humanities in Civic Engagement. Makenzie rated it really liked it Jul 02, Return ficitons Book Page.

A curious aspect of Sommer’s approach that must be dealt with is the fact that many of the love stories that she analyzes as political allegories proposing national unification and consolidation are in fact failed unions.


Refresh and try again. Sommer’s approach to nineteenth-century Latin American literature has been widely received and generally well accepted.

Want to Read saving…. Developing this concept even further, Sommer describes “the allegory in Latin American national novels as an interlocking, not parallel, relationship between erotics and politics” Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America

Jorge Villegas rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Their passion for conjugal and sexual union spills over to a sentimental readership in a move that hopes to win partisan minds along with hearts.

Preview — Foundational Fictions by Doris Sommer. Thus, “To show the inextricably of politics from fiction in the history of nation-building is, then, the first concern of this study. Camilo rated it foundationxl was amazing Jun 03, Andrea rated it it was amazing Dec 12, University of Sommeg Pr Amazon.