Ghost-Watching American Modernity: Haunting, Landscape, and - download pdf or read online

By Maria del Pilar Blanco

ISBN-10: 0823242145

ISBN-13: 9780823242146

In Ghost-Watching American Modernity, María del Pilar Blanco revisits 19th- and twentieth-century texts from Spanish the USA and the USA to invite how diversified landscapes are represented as haunted websites. relocating from foundational fictions to Westerns, Blanco explores the various ways that ghosts and haunting emerge around the American hemisphere for authors who're preoccupied with evoking the adventure of geographical adjustments in the course of a interval of extraordinary development.

The e-book bargains an leading edge strategy that seeks to appreciate ghosts of their neighborhood specificity, instead of as items of general conventions or as allegories of hidden wants. Its chapters pursue officially attentive readings of texts by means of Domingo Sarmiento, Henry James, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Juan Rulfo, Felisberto Hernández, and Clint Eastwood. In an intervention that would reconfigure the severe makes use of of spectrality for students in U.S./Latin American reports, narrative idea, and comparative literature, Blanco advances ghost-watching as a mode for rediscovering haunting by itself terms.

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