Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (Google eBook)
National consolidation and romantic novels go hand in hand in Latin America. "Foundational Fictions" shows how 19th century patriotism and heterosexual passion historically depend on one another to engender productive citizens.
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LOVE AND COUNTRY AN ALLEGORICAL SPECULATION
PLAGIARIZED AUTHENTICITY SARMIENTOS COOPER AND OTHERS
AMALIA VALOR AT HEART AND HOME
SAB CEST MOI
O GUARANI AND IRACEMA BRAZILS TWOFACED INDIGENISM
MARIAS DISEASE A NATIONAL ROMANCE CONFOUNDED
SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL NUPTIALS IN CHILE AND MEXICO
STARTING FROM SCRATCH LATE BEGINNINGS AND EARLY TRACES IN ENRIQUILLO CUMANDA AND TABARE
LOVE OF COUNTRY POPULISMS REVISED ROMANCE IN LA VORAGINE AND DONA BARBARA
ITS WRONG TO BE RIGHT MAMA BLANCA ON FATHERLY FOUNDATIONS
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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. 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.