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dc.contributor.advisor Kauffmann, R. Lane
dc.creatorHowes, Beth
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:55:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:55:29Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17686
dc.description.abstract Critics have appointed various genres to Maria Zambrano's Delirio y destino. I write that Delirio y destino creates a new genre. The most encompassing generic framework for Delirio y destino is auto-biography, or an autobiography written with the added intent of biography. I present Zambrano's life and times, the context of Delirio y destino, and the importance of generic definition. I review key critics' generic propositions, and supply Zambrano's definition of autobiography and confession. After showing the other genres as sub-genres to auto-biography, the thesis focuses on the text's confirmations. I catalog Zambrano's generic postulations and goals in writing. I show Zambrano's life-writing as representative of the life-writing of peers, and her version of Spain. I expound Zambrano's individual self-discovery, and the national self-revelation and self-creation. I relate Zambrano's narrative style to auto-biography. My thesis reveals Zambrano's dual purpose of writing her life and that of her Spain, creating the assignment of auto-biography.
dc.format.extent 98 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectBiographies
Romance literature
dc.title A generic study of Maria Zambrano's "Delirio y destino": "Delirio y destino" as an auto-biography
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
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


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