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The metaphorical "tenth island" in Azorean literature; the theme of emigration in the Azorean imagination.


The metaphorical "tenth island" in Azorean literature; the theme of emigration in the Azorean imagination.

Ramos Villar, Carmen M.

Edwin Mellen Pr.


304 pages




Ramos Villar (Hispanic studies, U. of Sheffield) examines the theme of emigration in Portuguese literature, taking the Azores Islands as a case study and concentrating mostly on literature produced there since the beginning of the 20th century. Within a post-colonial framework, she argues that a metaphorical 10th island is synonymous with the position of Azorean literature itself as it negotiates a position between being part of a Portuguese literary tradition and American literature.

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