Rewriting American Identity in the Fiction and Memoirs of Isabel Allende

Authors: Craig, B.

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Moving away from territorially-bound narratives toward a more kinetic conceptualization of identity, this book represents the first analysis of the politics of American identity within the fiction and memoirs of Isabel Allende. Craig offers a radical transformation of societal frameworks through revised notions of place, temporality, and space.

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Bonnie Craig is Graduate Instructor in the Department of English at King s College London, UK.

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Craig's book is something entirely new: it engages with the fluidity of national affiliation in a globalized world in which territorial borders are rendered less relevant. Craig deploys theoretical tools with elegance and aplomb; one never has the sensation of encountering theory for theory's Sake. On the contrary, her discussions of diverse perspectives on nationalism and national identity, gender and patriarchy, and eco-criticism are used to unlock meaning and offer exciting and genuinely original readings of texts as diverse as My Invented Country , The Sum of Our Days , The Infinite Plan , Paula , Aphrodite , Daughter of Fortune , Portrait in Sepia , and Zorro .' Susan Castillo, Harriet Beecher Stowe Professor of American Studies, King's College London, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Belonging within Isabel Allende’s “California Dream”

    Craig, Bonnie M.

    Pages 1-14

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  • The Politics of National Belonging

    Craig, Bonnie M.

    Pages 15-27

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  • “The Intangible Space” of Belonging

    Craig, Bonnie M.

    Pages 29-43

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  • Gendered Discourses of Patriarchal Nationalism

    Craig, Bonnie M.

    Pages 45-64

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  • Feminist, “Feminine,” and “Matriarchal” Nations?

    Craig, Bonnie M.

    Pages 65-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rewriting American Identity in the Fiction and Memoirs of Isabel Allende
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33758-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137337580
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33997-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 218
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