Foundational Fictions (Paperback)

The National Romances of Latin America (Latin American Literature and Culture #8)

By Doris Sommer

University of California Press, 9780520082854, 418pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 1993

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National consolidation and romantic novels go hand in hand in Latin America. Foundational Fictions shows how 19th century patriotism and heterosexual passion historically depend on one another to engender productive citizens.