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dc.contributor.advisor Gonzalez-Stephan, Beatriz
dc.creatorRobbins, Dylon Lamar
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:49:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:49:49Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17618
dc.description.abstract The Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier (1904--1980) and painter Wifredo Lam (1902--1982) draw upon Surrealism in their representations of an Afro-Cuban religiosity in their early Negrista works. Through a comparison of Carpentier's ¡Ecue-Yamba-O! (1933) and "Historia de lunas" (1933) with a selection of Lam's works of the 1940's---"The Jungle" (1942), "The Eternal Presence" (1945), "The Wedding" (1947), and "The Visitor" (1950)---this analysis uncovers how both writer and artist use collage and a surrealist mood in representing certain aspects of Afro-Cuban religiosity, specifically Abacua ceremonial incantations, Itutu, and trance or possession. This thesis also attempts to unmask the limitations of these techniques as a representational paradigm in limning the Afro-Cuban.
dc.format.extent 117 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLatin American literature
Caribbean literature
Art history
dc.title Elegua's Surrealist shroud: Surrealism and Afro-Cubanism in the Negrista works of Alejo Carpentier and Wifredo Lam
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Hispanic and Classical Studies
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Robbins, Dylon Lamar. "Elegua's Surrealist shroud: Surrealism and Afro-Cubanism in the Negrista works of Alejo Carpentier and Wifredo Lam." (2003) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17618.


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