University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

An Absent Author? Myth in Augusto Roa Bastos's Yo el Supremo

Phillips, TP (2011) An Absent Author? Myth in Augusto Roa Bastos's Yo el Supremo Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 88 (6). 695 - 709. ISSN 1475-3839

[img] PDF
07_BHS_88.6_Phillips.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (271Kb)
[img] Plain Text (licence)
licence.txt

Download (1516b)
[img] PDF
copyright permission.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (73Kb)
[img]
Preview
PDF
Phillips_An absent author.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (185Kb)

Abstract

This article examines the presence of indigenous myths in Yo el Supremo (1974) by the Paraguayan novelist Augusto Roa Bastos. It identifies a number of key indigenous myths in the novel and analyses how they are represented in relation to other intertexts which have traditionally been regarded as more prestigious. It also considers how they undermine the power of el Supremo, the dictator who is the novel's protagonist. This is achieved by using Roa Bastos's concept of the texto ausente to consider how the mythic intertexts are both absent and powerful. Este artículo examina la presencia de mitos indígenas en Yo el Supremo (1974) del escritor paraguayo Augusto Roa Bastos. Identifica varios mitos indígenas clave en la novela y analiza cómo están representados en relación con otros intertextos que tradicionalmente han sido considerados más prestigiosos. También considera cómo minan el poder de El Supremo, el dictador protagonista de la novela. Esto se logra a través del uso del concepto del texto ausente de Roa Bastos para considerar cómo los intertextos míticos son a la vez ausentes y poderosos.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Posted here with permission from the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Augusto Roa Bastos, Myth, Paraguayan literature, Latin American literature
Related URLs:
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 15:26
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7264

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800