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Comparative Literature

2013

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Cutting The Purity In Sweet Diamond Dust: Translating Identity In Maldito Amor, Jennifer Ann Delaney Jan 2013

Cutting The Purity In Sweet Diamond Dust: Translating Identity In Maldito Amor, Jennifer Ann Delaney

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Rosario Ferre’s successful polyphonic novella Maldito amor depicts the nebulous concept of a collective Puerto Rican identity. Yet, Ferré’s own English translation of Maldito amor (Sweet Diamond Dust) subverts many of the issues associated with the search for Puerto Rican identity. In Maldito amor, Ferré addresses issues of race, political affiliations, and the role of women in Puerto Rico insightfully as they remain unresolved. Sweet Diamond Dust also explores these themes, but they are undercut by the didactic descriptions, diluted racial discourse, and pro-American sentiments. Ferré’s stated objective in translating the novella was to provide an English ...