Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Author as a Producer: Construction of Authorial Figures and Critique of Commodification in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru (1924-1977)
by Munoz, Javier, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2019, 266; 22589339
Abstract (Summary)

I analyze the self-reflective dimension in three novels and one novella by Latin American writers from the twentieth century: La Vorágine (1924), by the Colombian, José Eustasio Rivera; Macunaíma. O herói sem nenhum caráter. (1928), by the Brazilian, Mário de Andrade; El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo (1971), by the Peruvian, José María Arguedas; and A hora da estrela (1977), by the Brazilian, Clarice Lispector. In the context of the uneven and combined modernization process that characterized the Latin American region, these long narratives share a critical perspective towards the increasing professionalization of literary writing and its incorporation into a market economy in two historical junctures (the 1920s and 1970s) and three different countries (Colombia, Brasil, and Peru). Moreover, this questioning is conducted through meta-fictional and inter-medial devices, which include the construction of authorial figures and cultural producers, as well as the comparison between literary writing and other forms of material and symbolic production in a capitalist economy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Elmore, Peter
Commitee: Dabove, Juan Pablo, Gómez, Leila, Prieto, Andrés, Galdo, Juan Carlos
School: University of Colorado at Boulder
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: DAI-A 81/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American literature, Modern literature, Comparative literature
Keywords: Authorship, Commodification, Intermediality, Metafiction, Migration, Novel
Publication Number: 22589339
ISBN: 9781088364222
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