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dc.contributor.advisorMartínez, Sergio M.
dc.contributor.authorReyna, Gladys
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-26T19:41:43Z
dc.date.available2013-11-26T19:41:43Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-11
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4879
dc.description.abstractThis work examines the role of language and carnival culture in the novel Tres tristes tigres written by Guillermo Cabrera Infante. The central focus was to identify the elements of (Neo)Baroque and Carnivalesque language and aesthetics as defined by Severo Sarduy and Mijaíl Bajtín and study how these reflect postmodern thought. Both concepts support the main idea of my thesis, which proposes that language (un)masks Cuban reality before the popular revolution. In Cabrera Infante’s text, language does not ossify because it is constantly changing, regenerating itself. This notion parallels one of the central ideas presented by Karl Marx in regards to the contingencies of the capitalist system. The famous line “all that is solid melts into air” conceptualizes the function of language in the novel. Studies that incorporate psychoanalysis were helpful in analyzing the role of popular language and jokes in the novel and it was through this methodology that I attempted to come closer to the purpose of these two devices. Finally, the elements of language, structure, carnival culture and other concepts are tied together to showcase how the central theme of (un)masking is directly related to and in some cases used to blur the dichotomy fiction/reality.
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dc.format.extent59 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoes
dc.subjectTres tristes tigres
dc.subjectGuillermo Cabrera Infante
dc.subjectCuba
dc.subject.lcshCabrera Infante, G--(Guillermo)--1929-2005--Tres tristes tigres--Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshCuba
dc.subject.lcshCarnival--Language
dc.titleLo neobarroco y lo carnavalesco: Tres tristes tigres como espejo de la postmodernidad
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEcheverría, Miriam
dc.contributor.committeeMemberIntersimone, Luis A.
thesis.degree.departmentModern Languages
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentModern Languages


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