Raza, Género e Hibridez en El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes

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Mariselle Meléndez studies the dynamics of colonial subject identity construction as elaborated in the exemplary eighteenth-century travel book, El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes (A Guide for Inexperienced Travelers ). She analyzes elements of race and gender to argue that they become essential parts of the colonialist project which the author articulates throughout his travel diary by means of the voices of his two narrators: the Spanish Visitador Alonso Carrió de la Vandera and his companion and amanuensis, Calixto Bustamente Carlos Inca. Meléndez shows how racial and cultural hybridity constitute unstable elements for the colonialist agenda proposed by the author.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChapel Hill
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9780807892688
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNorth Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures


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