Carne de carnaval: Virgilio Pinera y la parodia de la modernidad

by Ballou, Eugene Thomas

Abstract (Summary)
This dissertation presents a study of carnavalesque parody in three works by Virgilio Pinera. The first chapter consists of a study of the genesis of the master narratives of literary modernity in Latin America as formulated in the writings of Jose Marti and elaborated by the arielista writers in the first decades of the century. The chapter also includes a study of the literary group Origenes to which Virgilio Pinera belonged and a brief biographical essay about the author. The second chapter begins with a study of the theory of parody based on the theoretical writings of Linda Hutcheon. This study is followed by an analysis of the short story "El album" as a parody of the cuban neobarroque, an aesthetic shared by some of the members of Origenes. The chapter concludes with a study of the novel La carne de Rene as a padody of the Buildungsroman and of the master narratives of Latin American literaty modernity. The third chapter begins with a study of the popular tradition in Cuban theatre which was influential in the development of Virgilio Pinera's theories about theatre. This study is followed by a comparative study of Tembladera, a play by Juan Antonio Ramos which is based on the arielista modern ideology, and Electra Garrigo, Pinera's first play. The final chapter includes the conclusions of this dissertation.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Massachusetts Amherst

School Location:USA - Massachusetts

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/01/1995

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