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Ténicas och estrategicas literarias en "Leonora" de Elena Poniatowska
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2012 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [es]

The subject of this thesis is Leonora written by Elena Poniatowska. The aim of the study is to analyze the literary technique and strategy used in constructing this book which depicts the life of a famous painter, Leonora Carrington. The analysis concentrates on two aspects: the extent of its feminist character and whether it can be classified as a fictional biography or a biographic fiction. In order to arrive at a conclusion on these issues a brief summary of literary and feminist theory is presented as well as a short description of relevant aspects of the surrealist movement. According to the author Leonora does not pretend to be a biography but rather a tribute to a great woman and artist. This esay however sustains that the book is a feminist fictional biography. In fact it builds upon books written by Carrington herself with a highly autobiographical content as well as on biographical texts. Both the author and her protoganist are well-known for their feminist stand and the analysis shows how feminist theory or thinking is reflected both on behalf on the writer as well as in the construction of the hero and certain aspects of her life that build up this biographical fiction.

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2012. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
biography, biographic fiction, Elena Poniatowska, feminism, fictional biography, Leonora Carrington, surrealism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-18691OAI: diva2:527074
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Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
2012-02-14, 10:24 (Spanish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-05 Created: 2012-05-16 Last updated: 2012-06-05Bibliographically approved

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