The Scripted Self

Ruth Christie

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ISBN: 9780856686641

Publication: January 1, 1995

Series: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

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The period since 1975 in Spain, following years of dictatorship, has seen a remarkable surge of creative cultural activity. Particularly significant has been the proliferation of novels by both new and established writers, often termed nueva narrative espanola. From within this diversity the recurrent themes of self and identity emerge as a constant preoccupation and constitute the central concern of this new study. Christie, Drinkwater and Macklin read their chosen texts in terms of the possibilites and limits of writing the self. New narrative writing in Spain addresses the absence oat the heart of concepts of identity and self, exploring and dissecting societal norms, cultural codes and inherited discourses in a periof of rapid economic and political change.

Preface Introduction Part One- The self remembered 1. Nostalgia for a perscribed identity in Todas las almas 2. Memory and oblivion: personal and rural identities in the narrative writings of Julio Llamazares 3. Place, memory and death in Jose Maria Merino, El caldero de oro and Cuentos del Barrio del Refugio Part Two - Re-siting the self 4. Autobiography as fiction in Todas las almas 5. Double identity: Memory, duplicity and dissimulation in Antonio Munoz Molina's Beltenebros 6. 'La soledad de las islas': towards a topography of identity in Belen Gopegui, La escala de los mapas and La soledad era esto Part Three - Postmodern Personae 7. Modernity and postmodernity: Personal and textual identities in Makbara 8. Self-writing and 'lo que pudo ser' in Corazon tan blanco 9. Postmodern identities: writing by women and Rosa Montero's Amado amo Conclusion Bibliography

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780856686641

Publication: January 1, 1995

Series: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

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