The Influence of Emerson and Whitman on the Cuban Poet Jose Marti: Themes of Immigration, Colonialism, and Independence

The Influence of Emerson and Whitman on the Cuban Poet Jose Marti: Themes of Immigration, Colonialism, and Independence

By: Georg Schwarzmann (author)Hardback

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This study analyzes the impact of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman on Jose Marti and his search for a political and cultural design for postcolonial Latin America. Marti integrated Emerson's call for individual self-reliance and for cultural independence from Europe, as well as Whitman's embrace of liberty and democracy and his poetry and prose reveal the formal and conceptual influence of the two North American writers.

Contents

Foreword by Anne Fountain; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Marti's reception of Emerson and Whitman; Concepts and literary influences; Emerson and Whitman as models of cultural and political independence; 2. Thinking beyond ideological binaries: Marti's "planetarity" in the context of postcolonial studies; 3. Diverging views: Marti, Emerson, and Whitman on social and political issues; Socialism; Native Americans; Immigration; U.S. imperialism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773447288
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780773447288
  • ISBN10: 0773447288

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