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Author Walsh, Anne L.
Title Chaos and coincidence in contemporary Spanish fiction / Anne L. Walsh.
Published Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
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 Floor4  PQ6144 .W35 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description 162 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-158) and index.
Summary "This book is an investigation of contemporary Spanish fiction, specifically a group of fictional texts (written and film) that appeared in Spain in the first decade of this century (2001- 2010). The author focuses on textual analysis and studies how chaos and coincidence appear in these narratives and shape them. The texts analyzed are Soldados de Salamina (2001) by Javier Cercas, Tu rostro manaña (2002-2007) by Javier Marías, La catedral del mar (2006) by Ildefonso Falcones, Volver (2006) directed by Pedro Almodóvar, Instrucciones para salvar el mundo (2008) by Rosa Montero and El asedio (2010) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, with reference to other texts by these authors also included. Though very different storytellers, these authors share an interest in chaos as a theme and as a narrative device. This work shows that the recurrence in their stories of the theme of chaos indicates a move away from postmodern apathy to a growing sense of empowerment, both for characters and for their readers."--Publisher's description.
Subject Spanish fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Chaotic behavior in systems in literature.
Coincidence in literature.
ISBN 3034310188
OCLC number 764586467