The Destruction of the Patriarchal World in Reinaldo Arena’s El Color del Verano

Francisco Ramón Castro Hernández*, Gabriel Osuna Osuna

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This article explores and analyzes the relationships between the narrative voice of the main character and the different levels of enunciation established in the world built in El color del Verano (1991) by Reinaldo Arenas. The gender perspective has been considered, in addition to some concepts derived from the theoretical proposals of Mikhail Bakhtin to determine how the universe created in the novel establishes revealing particular relationships. The possible world artificially constructed through the artistic text demonstrates a political agenda related to an aesthetic of the grotesque and a hyperbolization of reality that corresponds to the Latin American aesthetic trends of the historical moment in which the text is written.
Original languageSpanish (Mexico)
JournalAnales de Literatura Hispanoamericana
Issue number1
StatePublished - 8 Feb 2022

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