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Tongue Ties

Logo-Eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic Literature

  • Authors
  • Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
    Pages 1-21
  3. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
    Pages 23-43
  4. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
    Pages 45-67
  5. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
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  6. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
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  9. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
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  10. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 165-195

About this book

Introduction

'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.

Keywords

America argue bilingualism body corpus English English literature eros literature peace philosophy poet Spanish translation

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