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Tongue Ties: Logo-Eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic Literature / Edition 1
     

Tongue Ties: Logo-Eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic Literature / Edition 1

by G. Firmat, Gustavo Perez Firmat
 

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ISBN-10: 1403962898

ISBN-13: 9781403962898

Pub. Date: 10/17/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

"Before it becomes a political, social, or even linguistic issue, bilingualism is a private affair, intimate theater." So writes Gustavo Pérez Firmat in this ground-breaking study of the interweaving of life and languages in a group of bilingual Spanish, Spanish-American and Latino writers. Unravelling the "tongue ties" of such diverse figures as the

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"Before it becomes a political, social, or even linguistic issue, bilingualism is a private affair, intimate theater." So writes Gustavo Pérez Firmat in this ground-breaking study of the interweaving of life and languages in a group of bilingual Spanish, Spanish-American and Latino writers. Unravelling the "tongue ties" of such diverse figures as the American philosopher George Santayana, the emigré Spanish poet Pedro Salinas, Spanish American novelists Guillermo Cabrera Infante and María Luisa Bombal, and Latino memoirists Richard Rodriguez and Sandra Cisneros, Pérez Firmat argues that their careers are shaped by a linguistic family romance that involves negotiating between the competing claims and attractions of Spanish and English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962898
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/17/2003
Series:
New Directions in Latino American Cultures Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Saying Un-English Things in English
• Wire, Don't Write
• Spanish-Only Body Talk
• Mother's Idiom, Father's Tongue
• Remembering Things Past in Translation
• Spanish Passion, English Peace
• Words That Smell Like Home
• I'm Cuban—What's Your Excuse?

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