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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-393) and index.
Introduction: transamerican renaissance -- Scattered traditions: the transamerican genealogies of Jicoténcal -- A francophone view of comparative American literature: Revue des Colonies and the translations of abolition -- Cuban stories -- Hawthorne's Mexican genealogies -- Transamerican theatre: Pierre Faubert and L'Oncle Tom -- Epilogue "Our whole Caribbean elsewhere": Julia Alvarez and transamarican renaissance at the millennium.
This wide-ranging comparative study reassesses the literary history of the nineteenth-century United States within its transamerican and multilingual contexts. Anna Brickhouse uncovers lines of literary influence and descent from Latin American and Caribbean literatures that shaped this most formative period of literary production in the United States.
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