Rojo, amarillo y verde; Mito e Identidad en la Tradición Literaria Latinoamericana [article]

Maria Tapiero Acuña, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary, Luis Torres
The purpose of this thesis is to show in Rojo, amarillo y verde, the novel by Alejandro Saravia, the experience of a Latin American exiled in Canada during the 1980´s. This experience is revealed in this novel in relation to the tradition of Myth and Archive in Latin American literature, using the works of Roberto González Echevarría as a theoretical base. Special emphasis is given to the challenges the storyline faces in order to show how, through polyphony, the characters outline the changing
more » ... features of their identity in Canada. This identity is distant from the essentialism of the 19th century, which was supported by a series of stereotypical national symbols, such as the flag, the coat of arms, the anthem and one´s nationality. This notion of an integral and shared commonality is now under challenge by the in-between identity found in the cultural frontiers of nations and by the increasing process of transculturation.
doi:10.11575/prism/27676 fatcat:aukz55yj5naxrlmjgvjmh4azdu