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作者 McCullar, Maggie Carol
書名 Other worlds, other words: Ana Maria Matute's fantasy trilogy
國際標準書號 9781124621104
book jacket
說明 188 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-07, Section: A, page: 2419
Adviser: Nina Molinaro
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011
Ana Maria Matute (1926--) is unanimously considered one of the most important Spanish novelists writing after the Spanish Civil War (1936--1939). She has received national attention in the form of numerous literary prizes including the Premio Nadal in 1960, for Primera memoria. Most recently Matute was honored with the Premio Cervantes in 2010, which makes her the third woman to be awarded the prize since its creation in 1976
The publication of La torre vigia in 1971 sparked a literary turning point in Ana Maria Matute's career that would extend for more than thirty years. She left behind her well-known and highly acclaimed body of work which consisted of "social realist" novels and short stories in favor of novels written entirely in the mode of fantasy. La torre vigia, Olvidado Rey Gudu (1996) and Aranmanoth (2000), comprise a trilogy that explores various fantasy elements and takes place in other worlds in which fairies, princesses, ogres, elves, wizards and human beings coexist. In addition, these texts incorporate older literary forms such as the saga, the fairy tale, the epic poem and the legend into the genre of the novel
The present study uses Northrop Frye's theory of modes in order place the novels along the spectrum from realism to fantasy according to the protagonist's relationship to other characters and to his/her surroundings. While the protagonists aid us in determining one way in which the trilogy belongs to the mode of fantasy, Matute's creation of a pact with the reader is also an essential part of a successful fantasy novel. With each text, I analyze how Matute lures us into, and encourages us to remain in, these seemingly impossible worlds. Finally, I show how these other worlds act as a mirror for our own reality by revealing Matute's hallmark themes. In La torre vigia, she defends the weak and the exploited; in Olvidado Rey Gudu she criticizes political conflict and shows the consequences of greed; in Aranmanoth she questions the notion of honor and the duplicity of human nature
School code: 0051
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-07A
主題 Literature, Modern
Literature, Romance
Alt Author University of Colorado at Boulder. Spanish and Portuguese
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