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Author Martin-Ogunsola, Dellita, 1946-
Title The Eve/Hagar paradigm in the fiction of Quince Duncan / Dellita Martin-Ogunsola.
Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2004]

Author Martin-Ogunsola, Dellita, 1946-
Subject Duncan, Quince, 1940- -- Characters -- Women.
Women in literature.
Blacks in literature.
Social status in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index.
Contents Intimations of womanism in Dawn song -- Womanist footprints in The Pocomía rebellion -- A tale of two wives in The four mirrors -- The House of Moody in For the sake of peace -- A voice from down under in Dead-end street.
Summary "In this first book-length study in English devoted to Duncan's work, Martin-Ogunsola explores the issues of race, class, and gender in five of Duncan's major works published during the 1970s. Focusing primarily on the roles of women, Martin-Ogunsola uses the figures of Eve and the Egyptian slave Hagar to provide, through metaphor, an in-depth analysis of the female characters portrayed in Duncan's prose. Specifically, the Eve/Hagar paradigm is employed to examine how the essential characteristics of femininity play out in the context of ethnicity and caste. The book begins with Dawn Song (1970), the story of Antillean immigrants struggling with migration, oppression, and resistance while adapting to a new environment, and continues through Dead-End Street (1979), a novel exploring the ramifications of the myths, perpetuated through history, that defines Costa Rica in terms of Euro-Hispanic culture." "Martin-Ogunsola illustrates Duncan's use of a female presence that challenges the traditional treatment of women in literature. Spanning the period between the initial settlement of the Atlantic region of Costa Rica during the early years of the twentieth century to the 1948 Costa Rican Civil War, Martin-Ogunsola's book invites the reader to view the world through the eyes of Duncan's female characters." "The Eve/Hagar Paradigm in the Fiction of Quince Duncan examines some of the most compiling issues of contemporary Latin American literature and illustrates how a prominent Costa Rican writer deconstructs the stereotype of woman as wife/lover/slave. In the process, Duncan finds his own voice. Exposing aspects of Costa Rican society that have historically been kept in the shadows, this volume makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the Latin American literary canon."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0826262422 (electronic bk.)
9780826262424 (electronic bk.)
0826215254 (alk. paper)
9780826215253 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780826215253
OCLC # 70742707
Additional Format Print version: Martin-Ogunsola, Dellita, 1946- Eve/Hagar paradigm in the fiction of Quince Duncan. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2004 (DLC) 2004004301