The Resource Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern spanish-american comic novel, Paul R. McAleer

Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern spanish-american comic novel, Paul R. McAleer

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Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern spanish-american comic novel
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Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern spanish-american comic novel
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Paul R. McAleer
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eng
Summary
  • An important but often overlooked function of comedy is its intrinsic relation to questions of identity. This relationship, furthermore, is connected to another traditional feature of comedy: the utopian impulse. This book analyses these functions of comedy in the novels of four key postmodern Spanish-American writers: Gustavo Sainz, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Fernando Vallejo and Jaime Bayly. Focusing on the correlation between changing concepts of identity and the hybrid cultural context of the late 20th-century, it examines the issues of individual and social identities expressed by these authors in their inscription and distortion of the comic genre as well as in their usage of different modes of comedy. It views the novels' comic aspects as symptoms of hybridity, which, according to many theorists, have brought about the dissolution of concepts, such as the self and society, and utopian modernity. These symptoms are studied in tandem with the individual themes of the novels, such as gender, sexuality, class and global migration, as well as the 'post-national' question of Peruvian, Colombian and Mexican identity
  • An important but often overlooked function of comedy is its intrinsic relation to questions of identity. This relationship, furthermore, is connected to another traditional feature of comedy: the utopian impulse. This book analyses these functions of comedy in the novels of four key postmodern Spanish-American writers: Gustavo Sainz, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Fernando Vallejo and Jaime Bayly. Focusing on the correlation between changing concepts of identity and the hybrid cultural context of the late 20th-century, it examines the issues of individual and social identities expressed by these authors in their inscription and distortion of the comic genre as well as in their usage of different modes of comedy. It views the novels' comic aspects as symptoms of hybridity, which, according to many theorists, have brought about the dissolution of concepts, such as the self and society, and utopian modernity. These symptoms are studied in tandem with the individual themes of the novels, such as gender, sexuality, class and global migration, as well as the 'post-national' question of Peruvian, Colombian and Mexican identity.--Back cover
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440
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7082.N7
LC item number
M371 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern spanish-american comic novel, Paul R. McAleer
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-168) and index
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1 online resource (176 pages)
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9781855662971
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