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Recognizing regionalism as a characteristic different both in quality and in intensity than local color, examines its manifestation in the fiction of the three literary and linguistic traditions of the Americas over the past two centuries. Takes both well known and obscure examples from Brazil, Mexico, the US, and Canada, and shows how they fit into the literary, political, social, and historical context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802005687
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Series: Theory/Culture Ser.
  • Pages: 176

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Ch. 1 A World Apart 11
Symbolic Regions 11
The Brazilian Sertao 13
The United States Prairie 20
Ch. 2 Regions from Afar 29
Historical Realism: Franklin Tavora 29
Naturalism and Regionalism: Euclides da Cunha 36
Local Colour: William Dean Howells and Hamlin Garland 42
The Mystery of Place: Frank Norris 47
Ch. 3 Inside Out 54
Modernist Poetics and Regional Difference 54
Brazil: The Northeast Novels of the 1930s 55
A bagaceira 58
Vidas secas 62
Fogo morto 66
La tierra prodiga 71
Ch. 4 The Poetics of Place 77
Spatial Form 77
Fugitive/Agrarian Politics 80
Faulkner's Poetics of Place 86
The Canadian Prairie: Sinclair Ross's As for Me and My House 93
The Double Hook 97
Ch. 5 Multiple Worlds 105
Postmodern Regionalism 105
Gone Indian 107
La region mas transparente 115
Notes 131
Works Cited 139
Index 147
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