Two ways in Eva Canel's Latin America narrative: Literature of manners and autobiography

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Abstract

Eva Canel, an asturian writer of XIX century, spent half of her life in Latin America, becoming a good connoisseur of the entire continent. Her books De América: viajes, tradiciones y novelitas cortas and Lo que ví en Cuba attempted to relate her experience, in a moment of remarkable changes in the relation between Spain and Hispano-America. This article tries to analyze Canel's position within travel literature, in a time when women writers acceded massively to this genre, but also in the way that she used two narrative modes: literature on manners and autobiography to elaborate her imaginary perception of Canel's adoption country.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-231
JournalAnales de Literatura Hispanoamericana
Volume40
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Autobiography
  • Eva canel
  • Literature of manners
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Travel literature

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