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Chateaubriand y Pitou, proveedores 'reales' de El siglo de las luces de Alejo Carpentier
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Abstract
The essay analyses the intertextual dialogue in El siglo de las luces by Alejo Carpentier with the work by the conservative writer Chateaubriand and the memories Voyage Cayenne, by the French monarchist Louis-Ange Pitou. Both authors are included in the preparatory documents of the novel, conserved in Havana and never consulted until now. Whereas Carpentier resignifies the literal quotes of the literary text by means of the co-text, the fragments of the historical-testimonial work are amplified, in accordance with the typical baroque style of the author. Both works overthrow the ideas proposed by El siglo de las luces, because Chateaubriand defends Romanticism and Pitou attacks the barbarism of the Revolution. These two examples contribute to grasp the poetics of Carpentier that consists of rewriting, subversion and assimilation of texts, often written by Europeans and related to America.
Language
French
Source (journal)
Bulletin of Spanish studies / University of Glasgow. - Glasgow, 2002, currens
Publication
Glasgow : 2013
ISSN
1475-3820 [print]
1478-3428 [online]
Volume/pages
90:2(2013), p. 211-227
ISI
000315109400005
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Last edited 03.05.2017
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