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The Treatment of Misogynist Violence in the Novel L. A. A. by Maixa Zugasti

Itxaro González Guridi    Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, España    



This article is an analysis of (men’s) violence against women as portrayed in Maixa Zugasti’s novel L. A. A. To this end, a study of the theoretical framework – misogynist violence – has been carried out, taking into account the concept, its classification and psychological expert evaluation. Secondly, it has been addressed the analysis of the novel itself, addressing attention to the various forms of violence and to the characters’ actions, relating all this to the concept of male violence and the profiles of victims and aggressors. The purpose of this study is to observe how violence is depicted in this work written by a woman and to establish possible parallelisms between fiction and reality.

Keywords: Male violence. Violence against women. Aggressor. Victim. Women’s writing. | Violencia masculina. Violencia contra las mujeres. Agresor. Víctima. Literatura femenina.

Language: es

Submitted: Feb. 5, 2021   Accepted: April 22, 2021   Published: June 29, 2021  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2021/16/015

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