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Paratexts and Performance in the Novels of Junot Diaz and Sandra Cisneros, Hardback Book

Paratexts and Performance in the Novels of Junot Diaz and Sandra Cisneros Hardback

Part of the Literatures of the Americas series

Description

Part of a new phase of post-1960s U.S. Latino literature, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros both engage in unique networks of paratexts that center on the performance of latinidad.

Here, Ellen McCracken re-envisions Gerard Genette's paratexts for the present day, arguing that the Internet increases the range, authorship, and reach of the paratextual portals and that they constitute a key element of the creative process of Latino literary production in 21st century America.

This smart and useful book examines how both novelists interact with the interplay of populist and hegemonic multiculturalism and allows new points of entry into these novels.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 138 pages, VIII, 138 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literature: history & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781137602619

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