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La razón y su mitología en, El siglo de las Luces, de Alejo Carpentier
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2017 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay analyses the imagined and possible connections that reason has in the novel “El siglo de las Luces” by Alejo Carpentier. This is investigated both as our capacity to make conclusions, and by the way myth is pictured in the novel. The analysis is made in the framework of the ideas of reason during the Age of Enlightenment, and from thirteen engravings by Francisco de Goya that are included in a larger series named “Los desastres de la Guerra Independencia española”. These thirteen engravings are represented in Carpentier’s novel through the same number of epigraphs that introduce chapters or sections. The purpose of this essay is to explore the images and words in the novel, and their connection to reason. This study also examines how the myth of reason functions in the novel. The results show that images and words are related, and that there is a link to reason. Further findings demonstrate that the myth of reason connects the reality and illusory (rationality and irrationality), which Carpentier uses in his novel to create contrasts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 44 p.
Series
Umeå studies in language and literature
Keyword [en]
Reason, Enlightenment, Carpentier, Myth, Goya, Epigraph
Keyword [sv]
Förnuftet, Upplyssningstiden, Carpentier, Myt, Goya, Epigraf
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136482OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-136482DiVA: diva2:1111566
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Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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