The Resource "Thundering out of the shadow" : modernism and identity in the novels of Felipe Alfau, by Joseph Scott, (electronic resource)

"Thundering out of the shadow" : modernism and identity in the novels of Felipe Alfau, by Joseph Scott, (electronic resource)

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"Thundering out of the shadow" : modernism and identity in the novels of Felipe Alfau
Title
"Thundering out of the shadow"
Title remainder
modernism and identity in the novels of Felipe Alfau
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Scott
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Felipe Alfau (1902-1999), a Spanish novelist who lived in the United States, was forgotten for many years. Critics writing on Alfau in the late 1980s and early 1990s argued for the literary value of his novels by comparing Alfau with postmodernist authors like Calvino and Nabokov. However, this work considers Alfau as an author of his time by tracing his similarities with such modernists as Luigi Pirandello and Ernest Hemingway and his differences from elements of postmodernism as described by theorists like Judith Butler and Homi K. Bhabha. Alfau's novels offer a conception of individual and national identity which, despite its constructedness, is typically modernist. In Chapter 1, I argue that Alfau's characters construct a fluid individual identity which challenges imperial notions of hegemony, but which also institutes a meritocracy. In Chapter 2, I argue that Alfau's ironic manipulation of ethnic stereotypes simultaneously constructs and questions a Spanish national identity
Cataloging source
MUU
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Scott, Joseph B
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2005.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoberek, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alfau, Felipe
  • Modernism (Literature)
Target audience
specialized
Label
"Thundering out of the shadow" : modernism and identity in the novels of Felipe Alfau, by Joseph Scott, (electronic resource)
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (July 11, 2006)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70278464
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"Thundering out of the shadow" : modernism and identity in the novels of Felipe Alfau, by Joseph Scott, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (July 11, 2006)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70278464
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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