Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America

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University of California Press, Mar 2, 1993 - History - 418 pages
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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Contents

IRRESISTIBLE ROMANCE
1
ALLEGORICAL SPECULATION
30
VALOR AT HEART AND HOME
83
SAB CEST MOI I 14
114
BRAZILS
138
A NATIONAL ROMANCE
172
NATIONAL
204
LATE
233
POPULISMS REVISED
257
MAMA BLANCA
290
Notes
323
Index
403
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