Allegories of Dissent: The Theater of Agustin Gomez-Arcos

Allegories of Dissent: The Theater of Agustin Gomez-Arcos

by Frederick A. De Armas
     
 

Allegories of Dissent, the first book devoted to the literature of Agustin Gomez-Arcos, is a case study of the relationship between art and oppression. It positions his theater in relation to the historical trajectories of twentieth-century Spanish and European drama, and in so doing, traces the allegorical strategies and thematic transformations that emerge in his… See more details below

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Allegories of Dissent, the first book devoted to the literature of Agustin Gomez-Arcos, is a case study of the relationship between art and oppression. It positions his theater in relation to the historical trajectories of twentieth-century Spanish and European drama, and in so doing, traces the allegorical strategies and thematic transformations that emerge in his work during the course of his radical move from censored artist to bilingual exile. Gomez-Arcos's threefold experience with censorship, exile, and bilingualism has left a lasting imprint on his literary production. As he embarks on an artistic journey from censored playwright living in dictatorial Spain to bilingual exile writer residing in democratic France, his gradual employment of the French language comes to allegorize his quest for freedom of expression.

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ISBN-13:
9780838753774
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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