9780822318651-0822318652-The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

ISBN-13: 9780822318651
ISBN-10: 0822318652
Edition: Second
Author: Benitez-Rojo, Antonio
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 376 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822318651
ISBN-10: 0822318652
Edition: Second
Author: Benitez-Rojo, Antonio
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 376 pages

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Acknowledged authors Benitez-Rojo, Antonio wrote The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective (Post-Contemporary Interventions) comprising 376 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822318652 and 9780822318651. Since then The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective (Post-Contemporary Interventions) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.96 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this second edition of The Repeating Island, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, a master of the historical novel, short story, and critical essay, continues to confront the legacy and myths of colonialism. This co-winner of the 1993 MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize has been expanded to include three entirely new chapters that add a Lacanian perspective and a view of the carnivalesque to an already brilliant interpretive study of Caribbean culture. As he did in the first edition, Benítez-Rojo redefines the Caribbean by drawing on history, economics, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and nonlinear mathematics. His point of departure is chaos theory, which holds that order and disorder are not the antithesis of each other in nature but function as mutually generative phenomena. Benítez-Rojo argues that within the apparent disorder of the Caribbean—the area’s discontinuous landmasses, its different colonial histories, ethnic groups, languages, traditions, and politics—there emerges an “island” of paradoxes that repeats itself and gives shape to an unexpected and complex sociocultural archipelago. Benítez-Rojo illustrates this unique form of identity with powerful readings of texts by Las Casas, Guillén, Carpentier, García Márquez, Walcott, Harris, Buitrago, and Rodríguez Juliá.

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