Searching for Recognition: The Promotion of Latin American Literature in the United States

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ishes his U.S. popularity and acknowledges that contemporary American culture is perhaps the most vital in the world.

Just as Latin Americans have begun to move beyond the Manichean Ariel versus Caliban interpretation of hemispheric cultural differences, American writers and intellectuals have started to overcome their stereotypes of Latin Americans. Mutual influences and richer images of the United States in the Latin American mind, and of Latin Americans among North Americans, may result in a new course for inter-American cultural relations through a dialogue independent of political vagaries. This trend will most likely be reinforced by growing economic interdependence within the hemisphere.


NOTES
1.
See Johnny Payne, Conquest of the New Word: Experimental Fiction and Translation in the Americas ( Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993).
2.
Margaret Hornblower, "Grief and Rebirth," Time, 17 July 1995, 61.
3.
D. P. Gallagher, Improvisaciones ( Santiago: Centro de Estudios Públicos, 1992), 158.
4.
Juana Ponce de León, "Brave Nuevo Mundo: Chronicle of a Merger Foretold," Voice Literary Supplement, November 1994, 9-10.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xvi
  • 1- Waldo Frank's Crusade for Latin American Literature 1
  • Notes 26
  • 2- Blanche and Alfred Knopf's Literary Roundup 31
  • Notes 55
  • 3- The Plumed Horn/ El Corno Emplumado: The Spell of Cuba in the 1960s 59
  • IV 84
  • 4- Casa De Las Américas and The Center for Inter-American Relations: Competing for Latin American Literature 89
  • Notes 138
  • Conclusion 145
  • Notes 150
  • Selected Bibliography 151
  • Index 155
  • About the Author 160
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