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Author Lifshey, Adam.

Title Specters of conquest : indigenous absence in transatlantic literatures / Adam Lifshey.

Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 182 pages).
Series American literatures initiative
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes "American literatures initiative"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-171) and index.
Contents Columbus the haunted : the diary of the first voyage and William Carlos Williams's "The discovery of the Indies" -- Indigenous atextualizations : the Popol Vuh and I, Rigoberta Menchú: an Indian woman in Guatemala -- Castaway Colonialism : Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" and Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's Account -- Apparitions of Africa : Leoncio Evita's When the combes fought and José Martí's Our America -- Subjunctive America : Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon and Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the time of cholera.
Summary This book intervenes in transatlantic and hemispheric studies by positing 'America' not as a particular country or continent but a foundational narrative, in which conquerors arrive at a shore intent on overwriting local versions of humanity, culture, and landscape with inscriptions of their own design.
Other author American Literatures Initiative.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Comparative literature -- Theory, etc.
America -- In literature.
Western Hemisphere -- In literature.
America -- Civilization.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
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