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Delirio de voces: Acerca de los narradores de Delirio de Laura Restrepo
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (Spanish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay examines the narrative techniques in the novel Delirio (2004) by the Columbian writer Laura Restrepo. Focus is set on the question of narrators. The narrators in this novel have a structuring function, and it is suggested that there is one of them in particular which links the main character's delirium with the context of the 'real world' in the novel. A narratological analysis is carried out based on categories by theorists like Gérard Genette and Yuri Lotman. A description of every narrator's characteristics such as reliability, speech style, knowledge and experience is made, followed by a comparison between them and a reflection about their function in the novel. Finally, among five narrators, two are pointed out as the most important, the one that connects the main characters psychological crisis with reality, and the one which sets the whole story together.

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2011. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
narrator, Delirio, narrative techniques, narratology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16266OAI: diva2:468220
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2011-03-08, 14:53 (Spanish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2012-07-23Bibliographically approved

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