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Gustavo Sainz: Postmodernism in the Mexican Novel
     

Gustavo Sainz: Postmodernism in the Mexican Novel

by Salvador C. Fernandez
 

In this study Professor Fernández examines narratives written by Gustavo Sainz as representative postmodernist fiction. The author focuses on Sainz's use of narrative techniques associated with postmodernism, such as carnivalized images, hybridization and fragmentation, and historiographic metafiction. The author also analyzes Sainz's novels as a cultural

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In this study Professor Fernández examines narratives written by Gustavo Sainz as representative postmodernist fiction. The author focuses on Sainz's use of narrative techniques associated with postmodernism, such as carnivalized images, hybridization and fragmentation, and historiographic metafiction. The author also analyzes Sainz's novels as a cultural response and a criticism of the literary and sociopolitical hegemony of modernism. Finally, Professor Fernández suggests that Sainz's novels represent both a national and a universal expression of Mexico's hybrid society, especially during the civil unrest of 1968.

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Fernandez (Spanish, Occidental College) primarily examines Sainz's first four novels to understand why his works constitute exemplary and representative postmodern texts. He studies the structure and language of the novels as well as their major themes. He also contrasts Sainz's narratives with those written by other Latin American writers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820437217
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory Series , #7
Pages:
151

Meet the Author

The Author: Salvador C. Fernández is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Languages from the University of California, Los Angeles and has published a number of articles on Mexican and Chicano/a literatures.

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