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dc.contributor.advisorIrizarry-Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.authorAlbertorio-Pizarro, Heri J.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores how Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, can be considered a postmodern trickster text that merges the literary and artistic art-forms of the high and the popular cultures. This will be done by looking at how the text embodies the aesthetics of postmodernism, particularly the elements of temporal disorder, pastiche and fragmentation. Furthermore, the thesis analyzes how the prose comic retellings of Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay pushes the boundaries of fiction writing. Moreover, on how this text can be considered a trickster, this thesis shows how it too resembles the cultural merging characteristics of this worldly literary figure. Ultimately, this project analyzes the novel’s potential of being a transformative text that escape the margins of literary fiction.
dc.description.abstractEsta tesis explora cómo la novela The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay de Michael Chabon, que fue ganador del Premio Pulitzer 2001 en la categoria de ficción, se puede considerar un texto postmodernista trickster que fusiona las formas artísticas literarias y de las culturas alta y populares. Esto se realiza al ver cómo el texto encarna la estética de la postmodernidad, en particular los elementos del desorden temporal, el pastiche y la fragmentación. De otra forma, la tesis analiza cómo las narraciones en prosa de comics creadas por Joe Kavalier y Sammy Clay provoca los límites de la escritura de ficción. Por otra parte, sobre cómo este texto puede ser considerado un trickster, esta tesis muestra cómo también se asemeja a las características fusionadas culturales de esta figura literaria mundial. En última instancia, este proyecto analiza el potencial de la novela de ser un texto transformador que escapar de los márgenes de la ficción literaria.
dc.subjectMichael Chabonen_US
dc.subjectFiction writingen_US
dc.subject.lcshChabon, Michael -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPost-modernism (Literature)en_US
dc.subject.lcshComic, The, in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshChabon, Michael -- Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clayen_US
dc.subject.lcshPopular culture and literatureen_US
dc.titleEscape through the literary borderlands: A postmodern examination of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clayen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2015 Heri J. Albertorio Pizarroen_US
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy Vanessa
dc.contributor.committeeFlores, Leonardo
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita
dc.contributor.representativeBoglio, Rafael Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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