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Author Sieburth, Stephanie A

Title Reading 'La Regenta' : Duplicitous discourse and the entropy of structure
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1990


Description 1 online resource (134 pages)
Series Purdue University monographs in Romance languages, 0165-8743 ; v. 29
Purdue University monographs in Romance languages ; v. 29.
Contents READINGLAREGENTADuplicitous Discourse and the Entropy of Structure; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction La Regentaand Its Critics: From Representation to Reflexivity; Part I. NarratorialSeduction and La Regenta's Critique of Language; 1. Vetustan Discourse: The Destruction of the Sign; 2. The Narrator's Discourse: Seduction and Ambivalence; 3. Narrator and Protagonist: The Struggle for Authority; 4. The Narrator and the Classics: The Creation of the Implied Reader
5. The Narrator's Metaphorical System: The Model of the World in La RegentaPart II. Structure and Entropy: Intertextuality and Self-Reflection in La Regenta; 6. Intertextuality: La Regenta's Quixotic Structure; 7. Self-Reflection and the Subversion of Unity; 8. Fragmentation and Madness: Ana as a Figure of Textual Structure; Notes; Bibliography
Summary Criticism of La Regenta has until recently focused on the text's plot as an extraordinarily coherent and convincing fictional world. Stephanie A. Sieburth demonstrates that the devices which produce order in the text are counterbalanced by an equally strong tendency toward entropy of meaning. The narrator is shown to be duplicitous and unreliable in his judgments on characters and events. Without an omniscient narrator, readers must interpret for themselves the complex intertextual structure of the novel. Saints' lives, honor plays, and serial novels each provide partial reflections of Ana Ozo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-127)
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901. Regenta.
SUBJECT Regenta (Alas, Leopoldo) fast
Subject Romance Literatures.
Languages & Literatures.
Spanish Literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 89017735
ISBN 9789027278173