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In search of self : gender and identity in Bioy Casares's fantastic fiction

Author: Margaret L Snook
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©1998.
Series: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, vol. 70.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study focuses on the search to discover or recover a sense of self that provides a thematic link between Bioy Casares's diverse fantastic tales. Combining various theoretical approaches, it analyzes the author's portrayal of the patriarchal values that shape human identity and interpersonal relationships.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Snook, Margaret L., 1944-
In search of self.
New York : Peter Lang, ©1998
(OCoLC)659565350
Named Person: Adolfo Bioy Casares; Adolfo Bioy Casares; Adolfo Bioy Casares
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L Snook
ISBN: 0820439649 9780820439648
OCLC Number: 38157295
Description: 131 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Men, Women, and Myth: Paradise Lost and the Illusion of Oneness --
Ch. 2. Seeing and Knowing: The Reenactment of the Oedipal Drama --
Ch. 3. Discourse and Desire: The Struggle Between Self and Other --
Conclusion: Boundaries of the Self.
Series Title: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, vol. 70.
Responsibility: Margaret L. Snook.

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This study focuses on the search to discover or recover a sense of self that provides a thematic link between Bioy Casares's diverse fantastic tales. Combining various theoretical approaches, it analyzes the author's portrayal of the patriarchal values that shape human identity and interpersonal relationships.

It sheds new light on the importance of boundaries and difference to Bioy's protagonists and clearly demonstrates how these issues are reflected in dramatic stance, discourse, and narrative strategies.

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