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Master Thesis

Myth, History, and Fiction : An Interpretive Essay of the Works of Ana Castillo

Abstract : This thesis recounts the Chicano Movement in the U.S. during the 1960s and its effect on Chicano literature and literary scholarship. Understanding Chicano literature as purely a vehicle for politicized movement does a disservice to Chicano literature by creating narrow readings of it, focusing on its overt social, cultural, and political implications. This thesis puts foreword new ways of analyzing and approaching Chicano literature through a close reading of Ana Castillo's novels Sapogonia and So Far from God. Castillo's fiction is used as a means through which to explore the question of myth and history and its relationship to the 'narratives of reality' which compose our daily lives. This thesis is grounded in Post-colonial and Literary Theory and Cultural Studies and posits original interpretations of Castillo's literature.
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Pauline Chavez. Myth, History, and Fiction : An Interpretive Essay of the Works of Ana Castillo. Literature. 2013. ⟨dumas-00843317⟩



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