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Paratexts and Performance in the Novels of Junot Díaz and Sandra Cisneros (Hardcover) (Ellen
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Part of a new phase of post-1960s U.S. Latino literature, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz and Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros both engage in unique networks of paratexts that center on the performance of latinidad. Here, Ellen McCracken re-envisions Gérard 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.
Number of Pages: 138
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / Hispanic American
Series Title: Literatures of the Americas
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Ellen McCracken
Street Date: December 15, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-7298
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