Ghost-Watching American Modernity: Haunting, Landscape, and by María del Pilar Blanco

By María del Pilar Blanco

In Ghost-Watching American Modernity, María del Pilar Blanco revisits 19th- and twentieth-century texts from Spanish the United States and the us to invite how diverse landscapes are represented as haunted websites. relocating from foundational fictions to Westerns, Blanco explores the varied ways that ghosts and haunting emerge around the American hemisphere for authors who're preoccupied with evoking the adventure of geographical changes in the course of a interval of exceptional development.

The booklet bargains an cutting edge procedure that seeks to appreciate ghosts of their neighborhood specificity, instead of as items of familiar conventions or as allegories of hidden wants. Its chapters pursue officially attentive readings of texts via Domingo Sarmiento, Henry James, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Juan Rulfo, Felisberto Hernández, and Clint Eastwood. In an intervention that may reconfigure the serious makes use of of spectrality for students in U.S./Latin American reviews, narrative thought, and comparative literature, Blanco advances ghost-watching as a style for rediscovering haunting by itself terms.

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