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La saga/fuga de Margo Glantz


Vicente Cervera Salinas    Universidad de Murcia, España    


This article looks at the collection of short stories Historia de una mujer que caminó por la vida con zapatos de diseñador (2005) by Mexican writer Margo Glantz with a view to relating them with topics and leitmotiven which the author used in some of her previous fictional work. The examination of her short stories is mainly conducted from the concept of saga/fugue, stemming from the mythic novel by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. This concept is applied to Margo Glantz’ work, especially to show the lines of flight which connect the collection of short stories with previous work such as the novel, El rastro (2002), with which Glanz obtained international acclaim. Glantz’ alter ego, Norma García, is the narrative voice which weaves and combines this element, always in an organic and harmonious manner, according to different tones and scales, as is the case with Johann Sebastian Bach’s counterpoint work.

Language: es


Glantz. Novel. Fugue. Mexican literature. Contemporary literature.

Submitted: July 24, 2018
Accepted: Aug. 7, 2018
Published: Nov. 6, 2018
permalink: doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-238-3/011

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