Escritura entre rejas: literatura carcelaria cubana del siglo XX
Writing between bars: cuban prison literature in the XXth century

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Casado Fernández, Ana (2016) Escritura entre rejas: literatura carcelaria cubana del siglo XX. [Thesis]

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The present dissertation examines literary perspectives, as well as textual and extra textual mechanisms of the Cuban Prison Literature of the twentieth century. By the term “Prison Literature” I refer to the literary works that have been developed inside the prison space –physically inside of it– and to those that take as a focal point jail itself. In other words, literary works about imprisonment created in order to reminisce about a prison experience or to recreate it, and imagine it from the outside. Likewise, I discuss the political, social and cultural context of each of the different periods where the works presented are framed, as well as the metaphorical projection of the concept of “prison” in various significant levels (the island, the city, the body and the language). Our corpus consists of a myriad Cuban intellectual works from the XXth century that we consider to be representative of the Cuban prison literary tradition, which dates back to the nineteenth century –mainly through the figure of José Martí and his poetic testimony El presidio politico en Cuba (1871)– the same continues during the twenty-first century with writers as María Elena Cruz Varela, Roberto Jesús Quiñones, Raúl Rivero, Ángel Santiesteban and Agnieska Hernández...


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Tesis inédita de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Filología, Departamento de Filología Española IV (Bibliografía Española y Literatura Hispanoamericana), leída el 29/09/2015

Directors:
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Binns, Niall
Popeanga Chelaru, Eugenia
Uncontrolled Keywords:Literatura cubana, Literatura carcelaria cubana
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Cuban literature, Cuban Prison Literature
Subjects:Humanities > Philology > Spanish and Spanish American literature
ID Code:39983
Deposited On:08 Nov 2016 16:13
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 08:58

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