The Body Hispanic: Gender and Sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American Literature / Edition 1

The Body Hispanic: Gender and Sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American Literature / Edition 1

by Paul Julian Smith, Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198158742

ISBN-13: 9780198158745

Pub. Date: 03/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first book to analyze Spanish and Spanish-American literature in light of several theories of sexuality advanced since Freud. Bringing into discussion such writers as Fuentes, Neruda, Garcia Lorca, Galdos, and St. Teresa of Avila, Smith draws on critical approaches derived from Marx, Lacan, Foucault, Barthes, and French theoretical feminism (Kristeva

Overview

This is the first book to analyze Spanish and Spanish-American literature in light of several theories of sexuality advanced since Freud. Bringing into discussion such writers as Fuentes, Neruda, Garcia Lorca, Galdos, and St. Teresa of Avila, Smith draws on critical approaches derived from Marx, Lacan, Foucault, Barthes, and French theoretical feminism (Kristeva and Irigaray). He argues that in spite of the variety of texts and theories treated, there are three broad areas of coherence or coincidence: the status of women in a male culture; the possibility of resistance to authority; and the role of the body as protagonist in that resistance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158745
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

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Abbreviationsix
Introduction: Reading The Body1
1.Writing Women In The Golden Age11
1.Women's Studies and Feminist Theory11
2.Teresa and the Mystic Body22
3.Zayas and Women's Language31
4.A Chance of Life41
2.Gongora And Barthes44
1.'Beyond' Transgression44
2.The Soledades: Gender and Genre51
3.The Polifemo: Narrative and Catachresis60
4.Figures of Sexuality67
3.Galdos, Valera, Lacan69
1.Psychologism and Psychoanalysis69
2.La de Bringas: The Factor of Truth75
3.Juanita la Larga: The Insistence of Meaning87
4.A Letter of Love101
4.Lorca And Foucault105
1.Against Humanism105
2.Bernarda Alba: Power and Knowledge115
3.El publico: Power and Pleasure125
4.A Sense of Self135
5.Neruda, Vallejo, Marx138
1.Marxian Sexuality138
2.Nature in the Odas elementales143
3.Man in the Poemas humanos156
4.A Politics of the Body172
6.Fuentes, Puig, Lyotard175
1.Postmodern Conditions175
2.Artemio Cruz and the Decline of Metanarrative183
3.La mujer arana and the Return of the Body193
4.The End of History?202
Conclusion: Reading The Same205
Bibliography208
Index216

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