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Wanderl[o]st: Lost identities and losing place in the new world (dis)order


2009 2009

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Through the investigation of works by contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American writers—Roberto Bolaño, Abilio Estévez, Lucía Etxebarria, Ray Loriga, and Antonio José Ponte—this project explores subjects that get lost due to shifts toward totalizing economic and/or political systems. Through close textual analysis, it examines who these lost subjects are, why they get lost, and what the ramifications of being lost are for their respective societies and the world at large. The time period that the plots of these works cover (1968 to present) is one marked by socio-economic shifts, responsible for spurring the alienation of the subjects of these texts. In Chile, Pinochet's coup shattered ideals for a new generation; in Cuba, the collapse of the Soviet Union left the island isolated; while in Spain, Spaniards come to grips with the disturbing memories of schism provoked by the Civil War and isolation induced by the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

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Subject
Comparative literature;
Latin American literature;
Caribbean literature
Classification
0295: Comparative literature
0312: Latin American literature
0360: Caribbean literature
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics; Bolano, Roberto; Chile; Cuba; Cuban literature; Estevez, Abilio; Etxebarria, Lucia; Exile; Loriga, Ray; Neoliberalism; Ponte, Antonio Jose; Spain
Title
Wanderl[o]st: Lost identities and losing place in the new world (dis)order
Author
Whitney, Kendall A.
Number of pages
288
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0099
Source
DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109207958
Advisor
Day, Stuart A.
Committee member
De Sousa, Geraldo U.; Padilla, Yajaira M.; Perez, Jorge; Unruh, Vicky
University/institution
University of Kansas
Department
Spanish & Portuguese
University location
United States -- Kansas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3359529
ProQuest document ID
304916592
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304916592
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