Parody and Irony in Mexican
State University at San Marcos, USA/
National Hispanic University, USA)
Through theories on parody and irony, Carlos Von Son examines four contemporary
Mexican novels (De Perfil, by José Augustín; Relámpagos de agosto,
by Jorge Ibargüengoitia;
Querido Diego, te
abraza Quiela, by Elena Poniotowska; and Sed de mar, by Esther Seligson).
Von Son explores how these books probe the
composition of Mexican national identity by questioning accepted myths through four
generations of political and social history.
novels embody the use of parody and irony in Mexican literature, and with them Von Son
presents an analytical method applicable to a large number of works.
Carlos Von Son
received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University
of California at Irvine and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of World
Languages and Hispanic Literatures at California State University at San Marcos, USA.
He is the author of numerous academic, creative
and journalistic publications in his field. He
recently published a beautiful book of short stories, Qué
de qué y otros cuentos (Salta: Buenos