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Antipodas Special Issue: Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony


Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony:

Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz

and Other Writers on Hispaniola


A special issue of Antípodas:  Journal of Hispanic and Galician Studies



Edited by Marta Caminero-Santangelo and Roy C. Boland Osegueda


In this volume sixteen scholars from the USA, the Caribbean, Latin

America, Europe and Australia study some of the most significant

narratives of trauma and testimonial novels about Rafael Leonidas

Trujillo’s 31 years as dictator of the Dominican Republic. 

Combining theoretical insight with illuminating textual analysis,

the articles demonstrate how writers as diverse as Mario Vargas

Llosa, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Freddy

Prestol Castillo, Nelly Rosario, Angie Cruz and Pedro Vergés

use the “lies” of fiction to reveal fundamental “truths’ about

freedom, human dignity and individual sovereignty. Article

authors include Ignacio López-Calvo, Ana Gallego Cuiñas,

Trenton Hickman, Marta Caminero-Santangelo, Roy C. Boland

Osegueda, and others.


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