Ambivalence and the Postcolonial Subject: The Strategic Alliance of Juan Francisco Manzano and Richard Robert Madden

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Peter Lang, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 144 pages
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Regarded as Cuba's most mysterious poet , Juan Francisco Manzano continues to intrigue scholars across disciplines. Using a postcolonial approach, this book breaks new ground by exploring the poet's connection with the Irish civil rights champion, Richard Robert Madden. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Gera C. Burton takes a fresh look at the relationship between these two extraordinary individuals to reveal facts considered critical in achieving an understanding of their association, with particular resonance for postcolonial studies. What emerges, regardless of their ambivalence, is the creation of a strategic alliance forged by the two writers in opposition to the colonial powers. Scholars in the fields of Latin American, postcolonial, and Diasporic studies, along with specialists in Cuban and Irish studies will welcome this significant contribution to the body of work on la gente sin historia - the people without a history.

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Manzano and Madden Historical Context
Identity and the Colonized Subject
Resistance and Emancipation Struggles
Conclusion Message from the Margins

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The Author: Gera C. Burton was educated at University College Dublin, where she received a B.Comm. (Bachelor's degree in Business) and a H.Dip.Ed. (Higher Diploma in Education), and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received her Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures and where she is currently an instructor/administrator.

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