Doris Sommer
Proceed with Caution, When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas
August 25, 2018 Comments.. 352
Proceed with Caution When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas Let the reader beware Educated readers naturally feel entitled to know what they re reading often if they try hard enough to know it with the conspiratorial intimacy of a potential partner This book

  • Title: Proceed with Caution, When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas
  • Author: Doris Sommer
  • ISBN: 9780674536609
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Let the reader beware Educated readers naturally feel entitled to know what they re reading often, if they try hard enough, to know it with the conspiratorial intimacy of a potential partner This book reminds us that cultural differences may in fact make us targets of a text, not its co conspirators Some literature, especially culturally particular or minority literaLet the reader beware Educated readers naturally feel entitled to know what they re reading often, if they try hard enough, to know it with the conspiratorial intimacy of a potential partner This book reminds us that cultural differences may in fact make us targets of a text, not its co conspirators Some literature, especially culturally particular or minority literature, actually uses its differences and distances to redirect our desire for intimacy toward cautious, respectful engagements To name these figures of cultural discontinuity to describe a rhetoric of particularism in the Americas is the purpose of Proceed with Caution.In a series of daring forays, from seventeenth century Inca Garcilaso de la Vega to Julio CortAzar and Mario Vargas Llosa, Doris Sommer shows how ethnically marked texts use enticing and frustrating language games to keep readers engaged with difference Gloria Estefan s syncopated appeal to solidarity plays on Whitman s undifferentiated ideal unrequitable seductions echo through Rigoberta MenchU s protestations of secrecy, Toni Morrison s interrupted confession, the rebuffs in a Mexican testimonial novel In these and other examples, Sommer trains us to notice the signs that affirm a respectful distance as a condition of political fairness and aesthetic effect warnings that will be audible and engaging for readings that tolerate difference once we listen for a rhetoric of particularism.

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