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Hemispheric Imaginations North American Fictions of Latin America by Helmbrecht Breinig

Hemispheric Imaginations North American Fictions of Latin America

Part of the Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies Series


Hemispheric Imaginations North American Fictions of Latin America by Helmbrecht Breinig

What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. Hemispheric Imaginations, an ambitious interdisciplinary study of literary representations of Latin America as encounters with the other, is among the most extensive such studies to date. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars of American Studies.

About the Author

HELMBRECHT BREINIG is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and founding director of the Bavarian American Academy, Munich. He is the author of numerous books and articles on US literature from the eighteenth century to the present, Inter-American studies, Native American studies, and cultural theory.

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Publication date

17th January 2017


Helmbrecht Breinig

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Dartmouth College Press an imprint of University Press of New England


400 pages


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: general



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