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

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

Ramos Villar, Carmen M.

Edwin Mellen Pr.

2006

304 pages

$119.95

Hardcover

PQ9401

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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