Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

Rassegna iberistica
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Rassegna iberistica | 41 | 110 | 2018

Grotesque Deconstruction of Oficial Colonial and Postcolonial Latin-American Identities
From Valle-Inclan’s Tirano Banderas to Silviano Santiago’s Cosmopolitismo do pobre

Pedro Santa-María de Abreu
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
petrus.ibericus@gmail.com

DOI 10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/005

Submitted 08 Feb 2018
Accepted 01 Apr 2018

Abstract

This article explores the deconstructive function of grotesque elements in contemporary Spanish and Ibero-American Literature. Starting with Tirano Banderas. Novela de Tierra Caliente (1926), a highlight in Valle-Inclan’s esperpento aesthetics, mocking what authors as Bakhtin or Foucault pointed out as “official truths”, both collective and individual. It is argued that grotesque representation establishes a subversive relation when confronted with epic or tragic modes, as established by aristotelic-horatian and dogmatic poetics. This may shed some light on the relation between grotesque structure and critical deconstruction, from the so-called Baroque era up until modernist and postmodernist essay, such as it is the case of one of the most thoroughly sophisticated contemporary writers in Brasil, Silviano Santiago, whose collection of essays O Cosmopolitismo do Pobre (2004) is the third pillar of our analysis.

Keywords
Iberian and Latin-American Comparative Studies. Classical and contemporary poetics. Grotesque esperpento. Contemporary narrative. Postcolonial identities. Deconstruction. Baroque. Modernism. Valle-Inclán. Silviano Santiago.

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Santa-María de Abreu Pedro

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Grotesque Deconstruction of Oficial Colonial and Postcolonial Latin-American Identities

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Journal Article

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es

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http://doi.org/10.14277/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/005

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This article explores the deconstructive function of grotesque elements in contemporary Spanish and Ibero-American Literature. Starting with Tirano Banderas. Novela de Tierra Caliente (1926), a highlight in Valle-Inclan’s esperpento aesthetics, mocking what authors as Bakhtin or Foucault pointed out as “official truths”, both collective and individual. It is argued that grotesque representation establishes a subversive relation when confronted with epic or tragic modes, as established by aristotelic-horatian and dogmatic poetics. This may shed some light on the relation between grotesque structure and critical deconstruction, from the so-called Baroque era up until modernist and postmodernist essay, such as it is the case of one of the most thoroughly sophisticated contemporary writers in Brasil, Silviano Santiago, whose collection of essays O Cosmopolitismo do Pobre (2004) is the third pillar of our analysis.

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Rassegna iberistica

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Vol. 41 | Num. 110 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-11

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2018-02-08

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2018-04-01

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0392-4777

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2037-6588

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Iberian and Latin-American Comparative Studies

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Classical and contemporary poetics

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Grotesque esperpento

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Contemporary narrative

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Postcolonial identities

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Deconstruction

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Baroque

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Modernism

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Valle-Inclán

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Silviano Santiago

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