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El cos entre néixer, desnéixer i morir a Mercè Rodoreda, Maria-Mercè Marçal i Imma Monsó

Lunati, Montserrat 2016. El cos entre néixer, desnéixer i morir a Mercè Rodoreda, Maria-Mercè Marçal i Imma Monsó. Catalan Review 30 , pp. 131-146. i:10.3828/CATR.30.7

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Abstract

This article brings together the first chapter of La plaça del Diamant by Mercè Rodoreda; the poems which deal with the mother figure in Maria-Mercè Marçal’s posthumous collection Raó del cos; and a key part of Imma Monsó’s novel Un home de paraula, in which the narrator’s beloved husband suddenly dies in front of her eyes. The three texts are analyzed through meaningful intertextual connections regarding the representation of the body and the problematic space for the maternal in Western culture. Moreover, they are identified as narratives of mourning in a way that problematizes the Freudian distinction between the supposedly healthy process of mourning and the allegedly pathological process of melancholia.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISSN: 0213-594
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 January 2017
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 13:10
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/97849

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