Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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We do not conceive autobiographies as a “ dangerous double agent , " moving
between literature and history , fact and fiction , subject and object ( Marcus 7 )
but rather as a privileged way to access personal and collective forms of
In a Bakhtinian sense , the very structure of Acosta ' s Autobiography is of a
dialogic nature , as fictional elements enter into a ... the real and the unreal by
inventing a persona that is fueled both by imagination and real life , fiction and
... emphasis on the non - fictional character of his book , thus unintentionally
blurring the distinguishing accomplishment of his family history which grows from
its being located in - between the binary oppositions of fiction versus non - fiction
, a ...
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