Title

Tortured History: Filibustering, Rhetoric, and Walker's "War in Nicaragua" / ﺍﻟﺘﺎﺭﻳﺦ ﺍﻟﻤﻌﺬﺏ: ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺻﻨﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﺒﻼﻏﺔ ﻭﻛﺘﺎﺏ ﻭﻭﻛﺮ ﻋﻦ ﺍﻟﺤﺮﺏ ﻓﻲ ﻧﻴﻜﺎﺭﺍﺟﻮﺍ

Program

ALIF

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http://www.jstor.org/stable/23216049

All Authors

Solomon, Jeffrey H.; ﺳﻮﻟﻮﻣﻮﻥ, ﺟﻴﻔﺮﻱ ﻫ.

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

[Though William Walker was celebrated for his conquest of Nicaragua in 1855, it was his literary skill, rather than his military or political acumen, that allowed him to contribute the dominant imaginary of Latin America to US culture. Citing key passages from his memoir, The War in Nicaragua, the author analyzes the nexus of Walker's rhetorical strategies and ideological presentations of geopoliticized territory. The formative effect of Walker's geopolitical style emerges most clearly in his celebration of torture as a necessary political act, where his racialist view of individual subaltern behavior is expressed as both nationally representative and threatening to US stability. ﺭﻏﻢ ﺷﻬﺮﺓ ﻭﻟﻴﻢ ﻭﻭﻛﺮ ﺑﺴﺒﺐ ﻓﺘﺤﻪ ﻟﻨﻴﻜﺎﺭﺍﺟﻮﺍ ﻓﻲ ١٨٥٥، ﻓﻘﺪ ﻛﺎﻧﺖ ﻣﻠﻜﺘﻪ ﺍﻷﺩﺑﻴﺔ، ﻋﻮﺿﺎﹰ ﻋﻦ ﻣﻬﺎﺭﺍﺗﻪ ﺍﻟﻌﺴﻜﺮﻳﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﺴﻴﺎﺳﻴﺔ، ﺍﻟﺴﺒﺐ ﻓﻲ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻤﻪ ﺍﻟﻤﺨﻠﻴﺔ ﺍﻷﻣﺮﻳﻜﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﻼﺗﻴﻨﻴﺔ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﺜﻘﺎﻓﺔ ﺍﻷﻣﺮﻳﻜﻴﺔ. ﻓﺒﺘﺤﻠﻴﻞ ﻣﻘﺎﻃﻊ ﻣﻬﻤﺔ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺬﻛﺮﺍﺗﻪ ﺑﻌﻨﻮﺍﻥ ﺍﻟﺤﺮﺏ ﻓﻲ ﻧﻴﻜﺎﺭﺍﺟﻮﺍ، ﻳﺤﻠﻞ ﺍﻟﻜﺎﺗﺐ ﺍﻟﺘﻘﺎﻃﻌﺎﺕ ﺑﻴﻦ ﺍﺳﺘﺮﺍﺗﻴﺠﻴﺔ ﻭﻭﻛﺮ ﺍﻟﺒﻼﻏﻴﺔ ﻭﺗﻘﺪﻳﻤﻪ ﺍﻹﻳﺪﻳﻮﻟﻮﺟﻲ ﻟﻠﻤﻨﺎﻃﻖ ﺍﻟﺠﻴﻮﺳﻴﺎﺳﻴﺔ. ﻓﺎﻷﺛﺮ ﺍﻟﺘﺸﻜﻴﻠﻲ ﻷﺳﻠﻮﺏ ﻭﻭﻛﺮ ﺍﻟﺠﻴﻮﺳﻴﺎﺳﻲ ﻳﺒﺪﻭ ﺟﻠﻴﺎﹰ ﻓﻲ ﺍﺣﺘﻔﺎﺋﻪ ﺑﺎﻟﺘﻌﺬﻳﺐ ﺑﻮﺻﻔﻪ ﻓﻌﻼﹰ ﺳﻴﺎﺳﻴﺎﹰ ﻻ ﻣﻔﺮ ﻣﻨﻪ، ﺣﻴﺚ ﺗﺘﺒﺪﻯ ﺭﺅﻳﺘﻪ ﺍﻟﻌﻨﺼﺮﻳﺔ ﻓﻲ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻮﻙ ﺍﻟﻔﺮﺩﻱ ﻟﻠﺘﺎﺑﻊ ﺑﻮﺻﻔﻪ ﻣﻤﺜﻼﹰ ﻟﺴﻠﻮﻙ ﻗﻮﻣﻲ ﻭﻋﺮﻗﻲ، ﻭﺧﻮﻓﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺨﺎﻃﺮ ﻣﺜﻞ ﺫﻟﻚ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻮﻙ ﻋﻠﻰﺍﺳﺘﻘﺮﺍﺭﺍﻟﻮﻻﻳﺎﺕﺍﻟﻤﺘﺤﺪﺓ .]

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