Baroque Shrew: Textual Analysis of "La nada cotidiana" by Zoé Valdés.

Karina del Carmen García Albadiz

Abstract


The following paper analyzes Zoé Valdés' novel La nada cotidiana under the assumption that this investigation may contribute to connecting this cultural product to the literary tradition it belongs to by reconstructing the context from which it has been removed by literary criticism biased against the political message of the novel. Furthermore, we aspire to open one of the doors to Latin American Literature,  namely the Latin American Baroque,and its contemporary manifestation, the Neobaroque. This entrance way is deemed essential for understanding Latin American Literature and its origins, and by doing so we can penetrate in its current directions. The life history method is used as reading itinerary with a focus point on the "she reader" as a way of demonstrating the subjective components with the analysis of the text.


Keywords


La nada cotidiana, Zoé Valdés, Latin American Baroque, Neobaroque

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ct/2016.138

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