ISBN-10:
0816619832
ISBN-13:
9780816619832
Pub. Date:
10/31/1991
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Border Writing: The Multidimensional Text / Edition 1

Border Writing: The Multidimensional Text / Edition 1

by D. Emily Hicks, Neil LarsenD. Emily Hicks

Paperback

Current price is , Original price is $40.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

Overview

Border Writing was first published in 1991. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Until recently, literary theory has been grounded in the histories of English, French, German, and Spanish literature. The terms and models for the production of literature and its function in culture and society were decided in Western Europe, and any deviations were immediately marginalized. This Eurocentric view has been widely attached by postmodern, feminist, and postcolonial political practices.

Drawing on a variety of critical and theoretical sources, D. Emily Hicks employs the concept of border writing to consider the complexities of contemporary Latin American writing. With its emphasis on the multiplicity of languages and the problems of translation, border writing connotes a perspective that is no longer determined by neat distinctions. Hicks combines Deleuze and Guattari's notion of "deterritorialization" (the geographic, linguistic, or cultural displacement from one's own country, language, or native culture) with a holographic metaphor in provocative readings of Latin America writers, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Luisa Valenzuela, and Julio Cortazar. The result is a volume that forces the reader to consider the development of literature in terms of strategies and tactics that contribute to the production of meaning in culturally complex and politically repressive societies.

D. Emily Hicks is associate professor of English and comparative literature and a member of the Latin American studies faculty at San Diego State University. Neil Larsen is associate professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Northeastern University and the author of Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique of Aesthetic Agencies (Minnesota, 1990).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816619832
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/31/1991
Series: Theory and History of Literature Series , #80
Edition description: Minnesota Archive Editions
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Neil Larsen is professor of comparative literature and Critical Theory at the University of California Davis and the author of Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique of Aesthetic Agencies (Minnesota, 1990).

Customer Reviews