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La transgresión de la tradición: La noche es virgen (1997) de Jaime Bayly

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jorge Catala-Carrasco



Jaime Bayly’s fourth novel La noche es virgen (1997) attempts to go beyond an existing Peruvian literary discourse based on aspects such as the orality of language, Lima as Arcadia / la horrible and eroticism. Bayly combines those aspects in a non-conformist novel which incorporates the tradition with the ultimate purpose of confronting it. Limeño’s speech flows astonishingly quickly and Lima exceeds contrasting poles in an ungraspable reality. The treatment of eroticism in the novel is studied through the work of Michel Foucault in his trilogy Histoire de la sexualité.

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Author(s): Catalá-Carrasco JL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: TONOS: Revista Electrónica de Estudios Filológicos

Year: 2012

Volume: 23

Print publication date: 01/07/2012

Date deposited: 11/06/2013

ISSN (electronic): 1577-6921

Publisher: Universidad de Murcia, Spain



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