Cross-Dressing and Transnational Space: Isabel Allende's <i>Daughter of Fortune</i>

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780748624454
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652242 | DOI:
Cross-Dressing and Transnational Space: Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune

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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

Chapter.  7762 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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