Title

El anti-don Juan de Valle-Inclán, García Márquez y Mayra Montero en las Sonatas, Memoria de mis putas tristes y Púrpura profundo

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Theory in Action

DOI

10.3798/tia.1937-0237.1803

ISSN

1937-0237

Abstract

This article explores and analyzes the treatment of the anti-don Juan in the Sonatas of Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Memoria de mis putas tristes by Gabriel García Márquez, and Púrpura profundo by Mayra Montero. Each of the novels presents an old, decrepit don Juan on the brink of death whose memories seem distorted and hyperbolic exaggerations of how they would have liked to live, rather than how they actually lived. As such, their memories are examples of a blurry line between erotica and pornography. Music is the key leitmotif that gives each novel a structural unity, but these works seem to be more of a funeral dirge than a celebration of life.

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