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In Ghost-Watching American Modernity, María del Pilar Blanco revisits 19th- and twentieth-century texts from Spanish the United States and the USA to invite how diverse landscapes are represented as haunted websites. relocating from foundational fictions to Westerns, Blanco explores the varied ways that ghosts and haunting emerge around the American hemisphere for authors who're preoccupied with evoking the adventure of geographical adjustments in the course of a interval of extraordinary development.

The ebook bargains an cutting edge method that seeks to appreciate ghosts of their neighborhood specificity, instead of as items of established conventions or as allegories of hidden wishes. Its chapters pursue officially attentive readings of texts by means of Domingo Sarmiento, Henry James, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Juan Rulfo, Felisberto Hernández, and Clint Eastwood. In an intervention that might reconfigure the severe makes use of of spectrality for students in U.S./Latin American experiences, narrative conception, and comparative literature, Blanco advances ghost-watching as a style for rediscovering haunting by itself terms.

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