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Imaginary geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone-African literature 1 edition

Imaginary geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone-African literature
Luís Madureira

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Imaginary geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone-African literature
narratives of discovery and empire
Luis Madureira.

Published 2007 by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston [N.Y.] .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The accident of America : marginal notes on Portugal's Asian empire
Un hombre de su tiempo : Columbus and the order of knowledge of 16th-Century Europe
Where the land ends and the sea begins : the margins of a littoral empire
The specular kingdom : China and the closure of Portuguese expansion
A supplement to the white man's burden : history, the April Revolution and the struggle for decolonization in contemporary Portuguese fiction
Memories of a sea in ruins : romancing the fall of the Colonial empire
The empire's 'death-drive' and the wars of national liberation
The April Revolution, or, the desire for an absence of history
The persistent flight of strayed and weary birds : the demand and the predicament of Mia Couto's 'White Writing'
Foregrounding "the backyard of the world": the difference between narration and its (subaltern) subjects
An inevitable demolition of the colonial mo(nu)ment : popular illusions and official dreams of nationhood
What lies beyond the edge of the world : national liberation and the locations of the future
The surplus historicity of a discarded army boot : political violence and the 'withering away' of the postcolonial nation-state

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
869.09/358
Library of Congress
PQ9042 .M33 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17845948M
ISBN 13
9780773454835
LC Control Number
2006102960
Goodreads
2169876

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