Representación visual en dos novelas latinoamericanas: Elogio de la madrastra y keres cojer? = guan tu fak

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Title: Representación visual en dos novelas latinoamericanas: Elogio de la madrastra y keres cojer? = guan tu fak
Author: Huttner, Joseph
Advisor: Michelotti, Graciela
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Spanish
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: This thesis investigates the role of visual imagery in two Latin American novels. The first, Elogio de la madrastra, is set in modern Lima. A young boy, Fonchito, seduces his step-mother, Lucrecia, throughout the course of the novel, until the two embark on a sexual relationship. Meanwhile, this relationship is unbeknownst to Don Rigoberto, Fonchito's father and Lucrecia's husband, until the final chapter when Fonchito reveals to him their secret relationship. Don Rigoberto quickly becomes outraged with Lucrecia, and forces her to leave the family. Keres cojer? = guan tu fak is likened to Elogio firstly by the wild sexual episodes that two cousins, Vanesa and Ruth, recount to one another. Set in present-day Buenos Aires, Vanesa is a transvestite prostitute whose life goes wild when her estranged brother, El Toro, shows up one day seeking a hiding place to escape drug lords. While caring for her brother, Vanesa becomes caught up in his problems, and witnesses El Toro's eventual murder. Through digital communications (namely chats) with Ruth, we learn about Lucrecia's problems and desire to escape Argentina and make a life for herself in the United States. Aside from narrative similarities, the theme that truly unites these two novels is the role of visual representation in the texts. In Elogio, six chapters are seemingly unrelated to the primary story of the family, and contain reproductions of famous paintings. In Cojer, various points in the text direct the author to view videos online, which are hosted on the publisher's website, that correspond to scenes from the novel itself. This thesis examines the role of these visual representations, and their relationships with the primary narratives.
Subject: Art in literature -- Latin America
Subject: Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- Elogio de la madrastra
Subject: Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: López, Alejandro, ǂd 1968- Keres cojer?
Subject: López, Alejandro, ǂd 1968- -- Criticism and interpretation
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3608

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Huttner, Joseph. "Representación visual en dos novelas latinoamericanas: Elogio de la madrastra y keres cojer? = guan tu fak". 2009. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3608.

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