CULTURE, MYTH AND MEMORY: PERSPECTIVES ON THE RHETORICAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE ‘XENO’ IN GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ’S SHORT STORIES

Lewis, Anupa (2016) CULTURE, MYTH AND MEMORY: PERSPECTIVES ON THE RHETORICAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE ‘XENO’ IN GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ’S SHORT STORIES. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 2 (1). 339- 354. ISSN 2454-5899

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Abstract

The paper at hand is an attempt to lend perspective to the rhetorical construction of the ‘xeno’ in Gabriel García Márquez’s short stories. In this relation, the notion of the ‘xeno’ is discursively perused based on the application of diverse precepts by renowned theorists in logical progression: William Empson’s categories of ‘ambiguity’, Claude Levi Strauss’s concept of ‘bricolage’, Bakhtin’s premise of the ‘carnivalesque-grotesque’ contextualised by the principle of binary opposition, Viktor Shklovsky’s technique of ‘defamiliarization’, and Vladimir Propp’s impression of ‘archetypes’. In continuum, the trope of ‘ambiguity’ is identified as pivotal to the analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Memory Studies, Cultural Theory, Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, Rhetoric, Ambiguity, Xeno
Subjects: Communication > MIC Manipal
Depositing User: MIC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 12:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147101

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