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Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature

Ana Rodríguez Navas
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, [2018]
Language
English
Series
New World Studies
ISBN
9780813941615, 081394161X, 9780813941622, 0813941628, 9780813941639
Summary
"A study of gossip's place in the literature of the multilingual Caribbean. Studying recent Hispanic Caribbean texts alongside diasporic literature and works from the region's Francophone and Anglophone traditions, Rodriguez Navas argues that the study of gossip, and especially of its hitherto unremarked status as an essentially adversarial practice, offers an important new perspective on the literature, culture, and power dynamics of the Caribbean region"--
Contents
  • Introduction: gossip's embattlements
  • "A mouthful of dynamite": gossip and the failure of community
  • "Parallel versions": gossip, investigation, and identity
  • "An international scandal": gossip, dissent, and the public sphere
  • "Paginas en blanco": the legacy of the Caribbean gossip state
  • Conclusion: radical gossip.
Description
x, 293 pages, 3 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-274) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original gray cloth. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, October 2018.
Technical Details
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