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<冷戦時代のラテンアメリカ文学ブームと米国ナショナリズム> The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism During the Cold War

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The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism During the Cold War
Deborah Cohn

Nashvill, June 2012. Vanderbild University Press, 280p., 6in x 9in
paper 4,910円
cloth  9,020円

New book explores literary and political revolutions—and the rise of Latin American studies as a scholarly discipline

(Nashville, TN)  During the 1960s and 1970s, when writers such as Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa entered the international literary mainstream, Cold War cultural politics played an active role in disseminating their work in the United States. Deborah Cohn documents how U.S. universities, book and journal publishers, philanthropic organizations, cultural centers, and authors coordinated their efforts to bring Latin American literature to a U.S. reading public during this period, when interest in the region was heightened by the Cuban Revolution. She also traces the connections between the endeavors of private organizations and official foreign policy goals.

“I’m really interested in the history and paradoxes of Latin American literature in the U.S.,” says Deborah Cohn, author of THE LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY BOOM AND U.S. NATIONALISM DURING THE COLD WAR (Vanderbilt University Press June 22, 2012). She explains, “There was a lot of interest in the region and that led the U.S. government to restrict authors’ physical presence here for fear of them spreading anti-U.S. sentiment.  But at the same time cultural organizations were cultivating the exchange of ideas with those very same writers.”

The book documents how U.S. universities, book and journal publishers, philanthropic organizations, cultural centers, and authors coordinated their efforts to bring Latin American literature to a U.S. reading public.

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Deborah Cohn
Associate Professor of Spanish and American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, is the author of History and Memory in the Two Souths: Recent Southern and Spanish American Fiction (Vanderbilt University Press).

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