Modern Death in Irish and Latin American Literature

Authors: Bender, Jacob

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  • Explores how the nations of Ireland and Latin America have deployed symbolic representations of the dead in their various anti-colonial projects throughout the 20th century
  • Builds on growing popularity of the Mexican Day of the Dead alongside Celtic Halloween
  • Contributes to the burgeoning fields of Latin Americanist and Irish literary criticism, comparative literature, borderland, postcolonial, and transatlantic studies, modernist studies, and even zombie studies 
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About this book

This comparative literature study explores how writers from across Ireland and Latin America have, both in parallel and in concert, deployed symbolic representations of the dead in their various anti-colonial projects. In contrast to the ghosts and revenants that haunt English and Anglo-American letters—where they are largely either monstrous horrors or illusory frauds—the dead in these Irish/Latinx archives can serve as potential allies, repositories of historical grievances, recorders of silenced voices, and disruptors of neocolonial discourse.

About the authors

Jacob L. Bender is Professor of English at Middlesex County College, New Jersey, USA.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Bender, Jacob L.

  • The Mexican Day of the Dead and Celtic Halloween on the Borderlands

    Pages 17-43

    Bender, Jacob L.

  • Graveyard Communities: The Speech of the Dead in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo and Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille

    Pages 45-75

    Bender, Jacob L.

  • “For You Galaxies Will Burn and Stars Will Flame”: The Speech of the Dying in Samuel Beckett’s Malone Dies and Carlos Fuentes’s The Death of Artemio Cruz

    Pages 77-96

    Bender, Jacob L.

  • “Upon All the Living and the Dead”: James Joyce, Jorge Luis Borges, and Their Infinite Ghosts

    Pages 97-126

    Bender, Jacob L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Death in Irish and Latin American Literature
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50939-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50939-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50938-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 240
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