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La Violencia, Postmodernity and Feminism: The Nonsynchronicity of Albalucía Ángel

  • Cherilyn Elston
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Abstract

This chapter provides an analysis of one of the most important Colombian novels of the twentieth century, the classic but understudied Estaba la pájara pinta sentada en el verde limón, Bogotá, 1975, by Albalucía Ángel. One of Colombia’s most famous women writers, her work has generally been placed within the emergence of Latin America postmodernism and feminist writing in the 1980s. Elston shows that this seminal text also draws upon the key modernist discourses of the twentieth century, particularly Marxism, and is caught between modern and postmodern paradigms. The chapter argues that the novel disrupts conventional narratives of Latin American literary history, specifically the separation between the paradigms of the Boom and the post-Boom.

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Mass Culture Literary Text Culture Industry Frankfurt School Childhood Memory 
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