United States of Banana (Book, 2011) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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United States of Banana

Author: Giannina Braschi
Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : AmazonCrossing, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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United States of Banana takes place at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, where Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina are on a quest to free the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born. But when the king remarries, he frees his son, and for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romaner
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giannina Braschi
ISBN: 9781611090673 1611090679
OCLC Number: 1038596410
Description: 305 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Giannina Braschi.

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United States of Banana takes place at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, where Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina are on a quest to free the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born. But when the king remarries, he frees his son, and for the sake of reconciliation, makes Puerto Rico the fifty-first state and grants American passports to all Latin American citizens. This staggering show of benevolence rocks the global community, causing an unexpected power shift with far reaching implications --
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A Big Book of Hysterical Realism by Latinx Author

by LatinxProf (WorldCat user published 2020-04-18) Excellent Permalink

United States of Banana is a cross-genre work of political philosophy, experimental fiction, and satirical poetry by the Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi. It is a "big book" of ideas in the genre of Hysterical Realism, along the lines of David Foster Wallace, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, and Jonathan...
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