Novel Lives: The Fictional Autobiographies of Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Mario Vargos Llosa

Novel Lives: The Fictional Autobiographies of Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Mario Vargos Llosa

by Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal

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Overview

Following an introduction to the theory of autobiographical rhetoric, this study centers on the process of fictionalizing the self in Cabrera Infante's La Habana para un infante difunto and Vargas Llosa's La tia Julia y el escribidor. Rosemary Feal examines narrative devices that the self-conscious protagonists employ to translate life into text, and further demonstrates how they create mock autobiographies. The analysis of the autobiographical mode reaches beyond the texts in question, to encompass related forms of storytelling including the picaresque, cinema, soap operas, and erotica, and other works by the authors that are the book's focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807892305
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies
Publication date: 01/01/1986
Series: North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures , #226
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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