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The Perverse Comedy: Genre, Gender and Identity in Marosa di Giorgio’s Misales, Camino de las Pedrerías, and Rosa Mística

Citation
Montañez MS (2009) The Perverse Comedy: Genre, Gender and Identity in Marosa di Giorgio’s Misales, Camino de las Pedrerías, and Rosa Mística. In: Taylor C (ed.). Identity, Nation, Discourse: Latin American Women Writers and Artists, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 144-160.

Abstract
This chapter argues that Marosa di Giorgio’s erotic narrative sets a perverse comedy whose burlesque nuances reveal a form of denunciation and subversion through the parody of gender representation. By reflecting and reproducing the dominant male models, Di Giorgio applies a double discursive strategy that manages to subvert hegemonic discourses prevalent in early twentieth century Uruguay. In a nutshell, I illustrate how Marosa’s narrative composes a hyperbolic representation of gender that creates a comedy whose satirical connotations parodies, and then denounces, the rigid moral and political principles of Latin American societies, particularly in Uruguay.

Keywords
Latin American women's writing; eroticism; sexuality; gender identity; Judith Butler; Marosa di Giorgio

StatusPublished
EditorTaylor C
AuthorsMontañez María Soledad
Publication date2009
URLhttp://www.c-s-p.org/…-4438-0347-2.htm
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of publicationNewcastle upon Tyne
ISBN 978-1-4438-0347-2
LanguageEnglish
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