From the publisher’s description:
In this brilliant overview of parodic praxis in the Spanish-American novel during the years 1960-1985, Elzbieta Skłodowska examines several aspects of parody: its role in the renovation of anachronistic forms of discourse (mock-epic) and the re-writing of the canon of the historical novel; its function in transgressing literary formulas (detective novel); its subversive quality in the counter-discourse of women writers; and the relation between parody, satire, irony, humor, and metafiction. This sound analysis of some twenty-five novels, carefully illustrated by works little treated in critical discourse, takes as its theoretical basis the works of the Russian Formalists and Linda Hutcheon's theory of parody.
SubjectsLiterature / Literary Criticism / Spanish Literature / Novels / Parody /
Skłodowska, Elżbieta (NHC Fellow, 1989–90). La parodia en la nueva novela hispanoamericana (1960-1985) = The parody in the new Spanish-American novel (1960-1985). Purdue University Monographs in Romance Languages. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins, 1991.