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Author Wasserman, Renata R. Mautner (Renata Ruth Mautner), 1941-

Title Exotic nations : literature and cultural identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930 / Renata R. Mautner Wasserman.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994.


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Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents 1. Introduction : designing nations -- 2. First accounts : the building blocks -- 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the discourse of the exotic -- 4. Love in exotic places : Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie -- 5. Chateaubriand's Atala and the ready-made exotic -- 6. James Fenimore Cooper and the image of America -- 7. Nationality and the 'Indian' novels of JoseĢ de Alencar -- 8. Nationality redefined, or lazy Macunaima -- 9. Conclusion : exoticism as strategy.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- American and Brazilian.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
National characteristics, Brazilian, in literature.
Comparative literature -- Brazilian and American.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Brazilian literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Brazil -- History.
American literature -- Brazilian influences.
Exoticism in literature.
Indians in literature.
Other Form: Print version: Wasserman, Renata Exotic Nations : Literature and Cultural Identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830-1930 Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2018 9781501726064
ISBN 9781501726057 (electronic bk.)
1501726056 (electronic bk.)
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