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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Tongue Ties

Logo-Eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic Literature

Authors: Firmat, G.

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'Before it becomes a political, social, or even linguistic issue, bilingualism is a private affair, intimate theater'. So writes Firmat in this ground-breaking study of the interweaving of life and languages in a group of bilingual Spanish, Spanish-American and Latino writers. Unravelling the 'tongue ties' of such diverse figures as the American philosopher George Santayana, the emigré Spanish poet Pedro Salinas, Spanish American novelists Guillermo Cabrera Infante and María Luisa Bombal, and Latino memoirists Richard Rodriguez and Sandra Cisneros, Firmat argues that their careers are shaped by a linguistic family romance that involves negotiating between the competing claims and attractions of Spanish and English.

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GUSTAVO PEREZ FIRMAT is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages at Columbia University. He is the author of Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano's Coming of Age in America (Anchor, 1996) and editor of Do the Americas Have a Common Literature? (Duke University Press, 1990).

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' Gustavo Perez Firmat is the most original, innovative, and scandalous critics of Spanish-langauge literature writing today. His wit is his method.' - Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Yale University, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Firmat, Gustavo Pérez

    Pages 1-21

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  • Saying Un-English Things in English

    Firmat, Gustavo Pérez

    Pages 23-43

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  • Love in a Foreign Language

    Firmat, Gustavo Pérez

    Pages 45-67

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  • Spanish-Only Body Talk

    Firmat, Gustavo Pérez

    Pages 69-86

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  • Mother’s Idiom, Father’s Tongue

    Firmat, Gustavo Pérez

    Pages 87-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tongue Ties
Book Subtitle
Logo-Eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic Literature
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8092-2
DOI
10.1057/9781403980922
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52717-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6289-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 195
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