The radical self : metamorphosis to animal form in modern Latin American narrative

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The radical self : metamorphosis to animal form in modern Latin American narrative

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[-] show simple item record Diaz, Nancy Gray, 1942-
dc.coverage.spatial Latin America
dc.coverage.temporal 1900-1999 2012-09-06T17:46:50Z 2012-09-06T17:46:50Z 1988
dc.description Includes index
dc.description Bibliography: page 115-122
dc.description.abstract This 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.
dc.description.tableofcontents Metamorphosis 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 sagrada
dc.format.extent viii, 125 pages
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartof University of Missouri Press (MU)
dc.subject.lcsh Latin American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Metamorphosis in literature
dc.title The radical self : metamorphosis to animal form in modern Latin American narrative en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri Press
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