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Description - Killing Spanish by Lyn di Iorio Sandin

In this intelligent monograph for women's studies, literature and Latin American studies, Lyn Di Iorio Sandin asserts that there is a significant ambivalence surrounding identity that is present in the works of Latino writers such as Cristina Garcia, Edward Rivera, and Abraham Rodriguez. Sandin incorporates the theories of allegory and 'double identity' to talk about fragmentation of the Latino psyche. What Sandin finds compelling is that in all of the works of this diverse group of writers, there is a common theme of anxiety about origins that manifests itself through the symbols of dead women, ghosts, or madwomen. Using specific examples from literature ranging from Cuban American Cristina Garcia's The Aguero Sisters to Puerto Rican Rosario Ferre's Maldito amor, Sandin finds that fragmented ethnic identification is an area that is just beginning to be explored within the analysis of U.S. Latino fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403963949
ISBN-10: 1403963940
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 167
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lyn di Iorio Sandin

LYN DI IORIO SANDIN is Assistant Professor in the English Department of CityCollege, City University of New York, USA.

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