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.
|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|
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