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The Resource Bodies and texts : configurations of identity in the works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucía Angel, and Laura Esquivel, by Claire Taylor

Bodies and texts : configurations of identity in the works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucía Angel, and Laura Esquivel, by Claire Taylor

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Bodies and texts : configurations of identity in the works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucía Angel, and Laura Esquivel
Title
Bodies and texts
Title remainder
configurations of identity in the works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucía Angel, and Laura Esquivel
Statement of responsibility
by Claire Taylor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book considers the novels of three Latin American writers, the Argentinian Griselda Gambaro, the Colombian Albalucia Angel, and the Mexican Laura Esquivel, and examines their work in relation to the formation of feminine identity. Concentrating on two novels of each writer in turn, this book considers how their writings may be seen to engage with the production of identity in the era of transference from a modern to a postmodern aesthetic." "Two broad focuses are used in the reading of these novels: the reworking of the intertext, and the crafting of the body. With relation to Gambaro, the two novels under consideration are her works Nada que ver con otra historia and Dios no nos quiere contentos which are examined in the light of their reworkings of the Frankenstein trope and representations of circus performances, and their investigation into the marking of the body by the discourse of power. With regard to Angel, her novels Dos veces Alicia and Las andariegas are used to trace the development from the space of literary play of the first novel to the space of politicized feminist play of the later, where intertextual reworking and bodily transformations come to form part of a feminist praxis. In the final chapter, Esquivel's Como agua para chocolate and La ley del amor are examined with regard to the proliferation of bodies and codes which constitute a movement towards the status of postmodern pastiche, providing an ambiguous space for the feminine subject."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
ERL
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1972-
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Taylor, Claire
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
MHRA Texts and dissertations
Series volume
59
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  • Spanish American fiction
  • Spanish American fiction
  • Women in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Gambaro, Griselda
  • Angel, Albalucía
  • Esquivel, Laura
  • Gambaro, Griselda
  • Angel, Albalucía
  • Esquivel, Laura
Label
Bodies and texts : configurations of identity in the works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucía Angel, and Laura Esquivel, by Claire Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Cambridge
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Griselda Gambaro : bodily and textual mutilation.
  • p. 21
  • Cutting and pasting the body and the text : Nada que ver con otra historia.
  • p. 24
  • Distorted bodies and performances : Dios no nos quiere contentos.
  • p. 40
  • Ch. 2.
  • Albalucia Angel : bodily others and textual reworkings.
  • p. 73
  • Re-writing Alice : Dos veces Alicia.
  • p. 74
  • Wandering texts and bodies : Las andariegas.
  • p. 94
  • Ch. 3.
  • Laura Esquivel : fashioning the body and the self.
  • p. 127
  • Re-writing, re-stitching, and re-heating : Como agua para chocolate.
  • p. 127
  • Body-swapping and genre-crossing : La ley del amor.
  • p. 152
Control code
ocm54824471
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
202 p.
Isbn
9781904350125
Lccn
2004463229
Label
Bodies and texts : configurations of identity in the works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucía Angel, and Laura Esquivel, by Claire Taylor
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Cambridge
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Griselda Gambaro : bodily and textual mutilation.
  • p. 21
  • Cutting and pasting the body and the text : Nada que ver con otra historia.
  • p. 24
  • Distorted bodies and performances : Dios no nos quiere contentos.
  • p. 40
  • Ch. 2.
  • Albalucia Angel : bodily others and textual reworkings.
  • p. 73
  • Re-writing Alice : Dos veces Alicia.
  • p. 74
  • Wandering texts and bodies : Las andariegas.
  • p. 94
  • Ch. 3.
  • Laura Esquivel : fashioning the body and the self.
  • p. 127
  • Re-writing, re-stitching, and re-heating : Como agua para chocolate.
  • p. 127
  • Body-swapping and genre-crossing : La ley del amor.
  • p. 152
Control code
ocm54824471
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
202 p.
Isbn
9781904350125
Lccn
2004463229

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