DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS

Parody and Irony in Mexican Literature

by

Carlos Von Son

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            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.  These 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.

 

 

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Carlos von Son

 

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 Aires, 2001).

2002

ISBN 1-931948-06-2

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