-American-Spanish relations as they intersect in Cuba in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. It then moves to a brief history of the major developments in Bildungsroman theory, from its roots in nineteenth-century German aesthetics through its twentieth-century adoption by Mikhail Bakhtin and the English critical tradition, and culminating in Franco Moretti's The Way of the World , which draws attention to the figurations of problematic youth that lie at the heart of the sub-genre.
A similar anxiety about youth animates the
it is almost always a he) successfully surmounts. Franco Moretti
clarifies the nature of such challenges: ‘lions, heat,
vegetation, elephants, flies, rain, illness and natives. All mixed up,
and at bottom all interchangeable in their function as
Many of the death poems certainly created a portrait of environmental
resistance in which Livingstone
Carothers, 21 September 1948.
See, for example, the case files of Allesandro
Moretti, MMH: EU.M.34/41; Umberto Pagano, MMH: EU.M.54/42; Vicenzio
Pinto, MMH: EU.M.40/41; Giuseppe Bartolini, MMH: EU.M.37/41.
McCulloch based his analysis on records