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Varia Historia

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FRANCO, Stella Maris Scatena. Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda between Cuba and Spain: travel narratives and questions of ambivalence surrounding national identity. Varia hist. [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.38, pp. 315-333. ISSN 0104-8775.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752007000200005.

This article analises the travel writings of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Cuban writer of the 19th century, trying to show the present ambivalences in her speech concerning to the national identity subject. Furthermore, it aims to present the polemics around her insertion in the Cuban and Spanish literary canons. Such subjects are linked to historical aspects related to the political peculiar situation of Cuba while one of the last colonial possessions of Spain in the American continent.

Keywords : identity; travel writings; Cuba; Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda.

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