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dc.contributor.advisorDay, Stuart A.
dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Kendall Abbott
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-31T02:43:27Z
dc.date.available2009-08-31T02:43:27Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-22
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10256
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5452
dc.description.abstractThrough the investigation of works by contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American writers--Roberto Bolaño, Abilio Estévez, Lucía Etxebarria, Ray Loriga, and Antonio José Ponte--this project explores subjects that get lost due to shifts toward totalizing economic and/or political systems. Through close textual analysis, it examines who these lost subjects are, why they get lost, and what the ramifications of being lost are for their respective societies and the world at large. The time period that the plots of these works cover (1968 to present) is one marked by socio-economic shifts, responsible for spurring the alienation of the subjects of these texts. In Chile, Pinochet's coup shattered ideals for a new generation; in Cuba, the collapse of the Soviet Union left the island isolated; while in Spain, Spaniards come to grips with the disturbing memories of schism provoked by the Civil War and isolation induced by the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
dc.format.extent288 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectLatin American literature
dc.subjectComparative literature
dc.subjectCaribbean literature
dc.subjectAntonio josé ponte
dc.subjectCuban literature
dc.subjectExile
dc.subjectNeoliberalism
dc.subjectLoriga, Ray
dc.subjectRoberto bolaño
dc.titleWanderl[o]st: Lost Identities and Losing Place in the New World (Dis)Order
dc.contributor.cmtememberUnruh, Vicky
dc.contributor.cmtememberPérez, Jorge
dc.contributor.cmtememberPadilla, Yajaira
dc.contributor.cmtememberDe Sousa, Geraldo U
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineSpanish & Portuguese
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
kusw.bibid6857475
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