Gauchos And Foreigners: Glossing Culture And Identity In The Argentine Countryside by Ariana HubermanGauchos And Foreigners: Glossing Culture And Identity In The Argentine Countryside by Ariana Huberman

Gauchos And Foreigners: Glossing Culture And Identity In The Argentine Countryside

byAriana Huberman

Paperback | March 14, 2013

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In Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside Ariana Huberman discusses the relationship between the gaucho figure and the "foreigner" in Argentine rural literature. The narratives of William Henry Hudson, Benito Lynch and Alberto Gerchunoff present English scientists and travelers, as well as Jewish and Italian immigrants, in direct contact with the gaucho in the Argentine and Uruguayan countryside. The book shows how the intent to define and translate terms from the national glossary the gaucho, his lifestyle and habitat and from "foreign" cultures, ultimately questions these terms' capacity to represent a specific culture. It traces a series of writing practices that challenge the concepts of "native" and "foreign" as stable categories of representation by conveying identity and culture across multiple linguistic, social and cultural registers. The reading of these unique practices of translation hopes to offer a fresh approach to the multicultural scope of Argentine literature.
Ariana Huberman is visiting associate professor of Spanish at Haverford College
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Title:Gauchos And Foreigners: Glossing Culture And Identity In The Argentine CountrysideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.93 × 5.99 × 0.46 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739183141

ISBN - 13:9780739183144

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Gaucho in Argentine History, National Language, and Landscape Chapter 3 Chapter 2: W.H. Hudson: A Naturalist's Rendition of the Gaucho and his Habitat Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Benito Lynch: A Realistic Portrait ofthe Gaucho and the Pampas Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Alberto Gerchunoff: An Uncomfortable Canon Chapter 6 Conclusion

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In the 19th and 20th centuries, the gaucho enjoyed near mythical status as a national icon in Argentina and Uruguay. Here, Huberman (Haverford College) adds a radicalized twist to the ongoing debates on national identity, regional identification, and cross-cultural exchange. Analyzing the gaucho in novels of "foreign" authors W. H. Hudson (The Purple Land and Far Away and Long Ago), Benito Lynch (El inglés de los güesos), and Alberto Gerchunoff (Los gauchos judíos), she highlights how English scientists and travelers and Italian and Jewish immigrants interact with the gaucho lifestyle, both in reality and in their desire to translate an intercultural perspective. She shows clearly how such mediation challenges "foreign" and "native" as stable categories. With this volume, Huberman adds greatly to knowledge of the textual strategies of cultural interchange in what she imaginatively designates "the glossary effect" in this sampling of the multicultural wealth of Argentine literature. Well written and including a useful bibliography, this handsomely printed study deserves a place on the list of must-read critical literature on Southern Cone culture and national identity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; general readers.