From Revolution to Migration: A Study of Contemporary Cuban and Cuban American Crime Fiction by Helen OakleyFrom Revolution to Migration: A Study of Contemporary Cuban and Cuban American Crime Fiction by Helen Oakley

From Revolution to Migration: A Study of Contemporary Cuban and Cuban American Crime Fiction

byHelen Oakley

Paperback | December 8, 2011

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This book focuses on Cuban and Cuban-American crime fiction of the 1990s and early twenty-first century. Contemporary authors, writing in both English and Spanish, have created new hybrid forms of the crime fiction genre that explore the problematic cultural interaction between Cuba and the United States. Through an analysis of the work of writers such as Leonardo Padura Fuentes, José Latour and Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, the author investigates issues which include the oppression of the individual by the state within Cuba, constructions of masculinity and femininity, and the problems facing Cuban immigrants entering the United States.
The author demonstrates how contemporary writers have been influenced both by the American hard-boiled crime fiction genre and by the legacy of the socialist detective fiction that was promoted in Cuba by the Castro regime in the 1970s. By focusing on works produced both within and outside of Cuba, the book taps into wider debates concerning the concept of post-nationality. The cultural fluidity that characterizes these new variants of crime fiction calls into question traditional boundaries between national literatures and cultures.
Helen Oakley was awarded her doctorate by the University of Nottingham for a thesis that was later published as The Recontextualization of William Faulkner in Latin American Fiction and Culture (2002). She is an associate lecturer in the arts at the Open University in the East Midlands.
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Title:From Revolution to Migration: A Study of Contemporary Cuban and Cuban American Crime FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3039110217

ISBN - 13:9783039110216

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Table of Contents

Contents: The Origins and Development of Cuban and Cuban-American Crime Fiction – Challenging the Cuban Revolutionary Crime Novel: Leonardo Padura Fuentes – From Havana to Miami: The Case of José Latour – Migration, Religion, and Cuban-American Identity: Alex Abella – Gender, Genre, and the Family: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera.