¿Realismo o posmodernidad? Una lectura de "Le tejedora de coronas"
Van Delden, Maarten
Master of Arts
Although most critics have considered the Colombian novel La tejedora de coronas (German Espinosa, 1982) as a postmodern literary text, we prove that it has a rather conservative structure. In order to demonstrate this thesis, we approached the text from three different angles: The narrative structure, the historical perspective, and the narrator's voice. In a first moment, we describe the characteristics of the realistic novel as opposed to the contemporary novel. Then we analyze the narrative structure, citing different passages, with the purpose of showing how the use of stream of consciousness misleads the reader's comprehension of the text. After this, we analyzed the historical perspective of the author, with the intention of revealing its conventional euro-centric approach. Finally, we dissect the feminine voice of the narrator, discovering the use of conservative cliches and the misogyny of the main character-narrator.
Latin American literature; Women's studies