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Ennobling Savagery? Sentimentalism and the Subaltern in Sab

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Branche,Jerome (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Fall 1998
United States: Vanderbilt University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Race relations, Literature, Fiction, Identity (self awareness), Slavery, Sex roles, Feminism, Slavery, abolition of, Gomez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis
Examines the role of abolitionist and feminist ideals in Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda's novel Sab. Highlights the power and gender relations in Sab, suggesting that previous interpretations of the novel have not addressed the role of these relations as a function of race relations in the slave colony of Cuba. Discusses the themes of interracial relationships and personal identity.;