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Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Jeffrey Lawrence

Abstract

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting longstanding debates in the hemisphere about whether the source of authority for New World literature derives from an author’s first-hand contact with American places and peoples or from a creative (mis)reading of existing traditions, the book charts a widening gap in how modern US and Latin American writers defined their literary authority. In the process, it traces the development of two distinct ... More

Keywords: Latin American literature, American literature, Hemispheric Studies, Latina/o Literature, African American Literature, Post–1945 American Literature, Modernism, Literature of the Americas, Roberto Bolaño

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190690205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190690205.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Lawrence, author
Professor of English, Rutgers-New Brunswick

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