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Author Cohn, Deborah N., 1967-

Title The Latin American literary boom and U.S. nationalism during the Cold War / Deborah Cohn
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Literature collection
Contents "Catch-28" : the McCarran-Walter immigration blacklist and Latin American writers -- PEN and the sword : Latin American writers and the 1966 Pen Club Congress -- Latin America and its literature in the U.S. university after the Cuban Revolution -- The "cold war struggle" for Latin American literature in the Center for Inter-American Relations
Summary "During the 1960s and 1970s, when writers such as Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa entered the international literary mainstream, Cold War cultural politics played an active role in disseminating their work in the United States. Deborah Cohn documents how U.S. universities, book and journal publishers, philanthropic organizations, cultural centers, and authors coordinated their efforts to bring Latin American literature to a U.S. reading public during this period, when interest in the region was heightened by the Cuban Revolution. She also traces the connections between the endeavors of private organizations and official foreign policy goals. The high level of interest in Latin America paradoxically led the U.S. government to restrict these authors' physical presence in the United States through the McCarranWalter Act's immigration blacklist, even as cultural organizations cultivated the exchange of ideas with writers and sought to market translations of their work for the U.S. market."--Project Muse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject PEN (Organization) -- Influence
Center for Inter-American Relations -- Influence
Center for Inter-American Relations.
PEN (Organization)
Spanish American literature -- 20th century -- Appreciation -- United States
Spanish American literature -- Translations into English -- History and criticism
Spanish American literature -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Caribbean & Latin American.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
International relations.
Spanish American literature -- Appreciation.
Spanish American literature -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Spanish American literature -- Translations into English.
Latin America -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Relations -- Latin America
Latin America.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011023793
ISBN 0826518060