This dissertation examines the representation of the figure of the author turned into a monster in the contemporary Latin American novel. Although in principle the theme chosen may seem arbitrary, it is not by any means: in some of the most important Latin American novels published around the around the turn of the twentieth century, it is possible to detect a recurring coincidence: the presence of a character who embodies the author figure -–in particular, the paradigmatic figure of the writer—, but who is presented to the reader characterized as a monstrous figure, and who also appears specifically associated with the exercise of violence and other forms of transgression. The four novels that I have selected to be analyzed are: Wasabi (1994) by Alan Pauls, El desierto y su semilla (1998) by Jorge Baron Biza, Flores (2000) by Mario Bellatin and 2666 (2004) by Roberto Bolaño.
|Commitee:||Dabove, Juan Pablo, Gómez, Leila, Acevedo-Muñoz, Ernesto, Prieto, Andrés|
|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, Latin American Studies|
|Keywords:||Pauls, Alan, Contemporary Literature, Baron Biza, Jorge, Latin American novel, Bellatin, Mario, Bolaño, Roberto|
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