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Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624454

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.001.0001

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Cross-Dressing and Transnational Space: Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune

Cross-Dressing and Transnational Space: Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune

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(p.155) Chapter 6 Cross-Dressing and Transnational Space: Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune
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Transatlantic Women's Literature
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Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0010

This chapter examines the issue of transnational space in Isabel Allende's 1999 novel Daughter of Fortune, explaining that this novel engaged with a range of journeys across and between continents and is as much defined by the initial transatlantic movements and later transpacific ones as it is by inter-American ones. It argues that the very joining together of disparate, global concerns in the novel offers a chance to explore how transatlantic literature opens out into other fields and does not remain static or identified solely through one spatial relationship.

Keywords:   transnational space, Isabel Allende, Daughter of Fortune, transatlantic movements, global concerns, transatlantic literature, spatial relationship

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