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Author Wasserman, Renata R. Mautner (Renata Ruth Mautner), 1941-

Title Exotic nations : literature and cultural identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930 / Renata R. Mautner Wasserman.

Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.93327 WASS    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-280) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Designing Nations -- 2. First Accounts: The Building Blocks -- 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Discourse of the Exotic -- 4. Love in Exotic Places: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's: Paul et Virginie -- 5. Chateaubriand's Atala and the Ready-Made Exotic -- 6. James Fenimore Cooper and the Image of America -- 7. Nationality and the "Indian" Novels of Jose de Alencar -- 8. Nationality Redefined, or Lazy Macunaima -- 9. Conclusion: Exoticism as Strategy.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Literature, Comparative -- American and Brazilian.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
National characteristics, Brazilian, in literature.
Literature, Comparative -- Brazilian and American.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Brazilian literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Brazil -- History.
Exoticism in literature.
Indians in literature.
ISBN 0801428777
0801482054 (pbk.)