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The animal voice in Hispano-American literature from the second half of the XXth century

Abstract : The animal character and the animal narrator have always played an important role, either in mythology, fables and the epic. In the late twentieth century, the incertitude regarding the metanarratives and the subsequent creation of theories that value the voices that were before silenced, gave the animal voice a new strength. The animal has increasingly been used in different genres and by several authors. Our research intends to analyze this voice in the work of Hispano-American authors from the second half of the XX century. In order to dos this effectively, we have searched for patterns that will help us understand the why and the how of animal literature. Our study is divided in three parts, based on the patterns we have discovered in the texts. The first and second part of this study analyzes the satirical voice. The difference between each voice has to do with the aim of their satire. While the first one criticizes and ridicules human's ideologies and institutions, the second one questions the relationship of power established between humans and animals. In the third part, we inquire on a voice that focuses itself on the psychology, the world and the adventures of the animal. This study intends to clarify some of the reasons why the animal is used in the XX century Hispano-American literature, and described the manner in which this happens. We hope to create awareness in the Spanish academy about one of the most interesting characters and narrators: the animal.
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Alejandro Lambarry. The animal voice in Hispano-American literature from the second half of the XXth century. Literature. Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, 2011. Español. ⟨tel-00817996⟩



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