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Published: 14 January 2010

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780195377156

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The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Elizabeth Christine Russ

Imagining the Americas

  • Whereas most monographs in a trans-American vein focus primarily on male authors like Faulkner and Garcia Marquez, Russ focuses on under-studied women writers to reveal unexplored aspects of how the plantation imagination has been gendered, racialized, and eroticized
  • Offers a fresh reconsideration of the relationship between the U.S. South and the Spanish Caribbean-and the place of female writers in each
  • Considers major US writers like Eudora Welty and Toni Morrison alongside little-known authors such as Mayra Santos-Febres and Aída Cartagena Portalatín

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