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dc.contributor.authorDiaz, Nancy Gray, 1942-eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri Presseng
dc.coverage.spatialLatin Americaeng
dc.coverage.temporal1900-1999eng
dc.date.issued1988eng
dc.descriptionIncludes indexeng
dc.descriptionBibliography: page 115-122eng
dc.description.abstractThis essay approaches modern Latin American narrative from a predominantly phenomenological and existential perspective and therefore marks a departure from the main currents of contemporary Latin American criticism, which are sociological, historical, semiotic, feminist, even deconstructionist. Although several of Latin Americas most prominent writers and critics have alluded to a tendency to ontological inquiry as an essential ingredient of Magic Realist writing, very little critical attention has been paid to this element. The prevalence of the theme of metamorphosis to animal form provides a significant and immensely valuable key to the revelation of this fundamental aspect of modern Latin American narrative because, as Harold Skulsky has ably demonstrated in Metamorphosis: The Mind in Exile, metamorphosis in serious literature inevitably raises questions about what it is to be human.eng
dc.description.digitizationDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2012. Digitized at 600 dpi with Zeutschel, OS 15000 scanner. Access copy, available in MOspace, is 400 dpi, grayscale.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsMetamorphosis as problematic destiny: El reino de este mundo -- Metamorphosis as integration: Hombres de mai?z -- Metamorphosis as cosmic refuge: Macunai?ma -- Metamorphosis as creation game: "Axolotl" -- Metamorphosis as revenge: Zona sagradaeng
dc.format.extentviii, 125 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15153eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri Presseng
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Missouri Press (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri Presseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri System. Office of Academic Affairs (UM). University of Missouri Presseng
dc.subject.lcshLatin American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticismeng
dc.subject.lcshMetamorphosis in literatureeng
dc.titleThe radical self : metamorphosis to animal form in modern Latin American narrativeeng
dc.typeBookeng


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