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Vinculo Vivo: José María Arguedas, Miguel Angel Asturias och Paulo Coelho
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History of Literature and History of Ideas.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 25 credits / 37,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The principal questions that are high lightened in this study are: How is the discrimination of the Indigenous people in Latin-America represented in the works of Jose María Arguedas and Miguel Angel Asturias? How are these two authors interrelated in terms of the defense of a cultural belonging? And finally, can these be associated to Paulo Coelho’s narrative content and techniques?

This work shows how, as Nelson Gonzalez-Ortega names it, a narrative discourse of resistance (based on the consequences of the cultural merging of the European and Latin-American people) is expressed and transformed into modern literature. It shows how the works of these authors protect and transmit the interests and the cultural origins of the Latin-American Indigenous people. These origins are expressed by language, myths, storytelling techniques and the presentation of an alternative perspective of the world. It also shows, through analysis of their writing, how some of these authors as dual cultural human beings struggled to balance the two cultural elements they are constituted of.

Focus will be on Asturias Hombrez de Maiz, Arguedas Los ríos profundos and Coelhos 11 minutos and El Zahir.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Hybrid cultural studies, Latin-American Indigenous writings, Narrative discourse of resistance, Jose María Arguedas, Miguel Angel Asturias and Paulo Coelho.
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8312OAI: diva2:200065
2008-06-01, 00:00 (English)
Available from: 2008-11-06 Created: 2008-11-06 Last updated: 2009-05-12Bibliographically approved

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