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Author Söllner, Louisa, author.

Title Photographic ekphrasis in Cuban-American fiction : missing pictures and imagining loss and nostalgia / by Louisa Sollner.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Cross/cultures : readings in post/colonial literatures and cultures in English, 0924-1426 ; volume 205
Summary "Photographic Ekphrasis in Cuban-American Fiction offers new readings of Cuban-American novels and autobiographies, demonstrating that a focus on photographs (alluded to, analyzed, and/or obsessively recurrent in the narrative discourse) provides fresh insights into these texts. The study introduces the concept of photographic ekphrasis as a reading tool for diasporic literature and argues that visual images are important components of narratives about dislocation, nostalgia, and transcultural experience. Authors treated in depth include Carlos Eire, Cristina García, Oscar Hijuelos, Roberto G. Fernández, Ana Menéndez, Achy Obejas, and Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Photographic Ekphrasis in Cuban-American Fiction offers an original perspective on Cuban-American literature and contributes to the scholarship on ekphrasis and on the interactions between photography and narrative"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents (Post- )Nostalgia novels and the mediation of history -- Rewriting history in female fiction -- Ekphrasis in the age of globalization.
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Subject American fiction -- Cuban American authors -- History and criticism.
Photography in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Söllner, Louisa. Photographic ekphrasis in Cuban-American fiction. Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2018] 9789004359956 (DLC) 2018030437
ISBN 9789004366381 (electronic bk.)
9004366385 (electronic bk.)