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dc.contributor.authorKozlowski, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Hispanic Languages and Literatureen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-17T12:20:58Z
dc.date.available2012-05-17T12:20:58Z
dc.date.issued1-May-11en_US
dc.date.submittedMay-11en_US
dc.identifierKozlowski_grad.sunysb_0771M_10542.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/56040
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a comparative analysis of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote and Miguel de Unamuno's Niebla with a central focus on the ways in which the authors blur the line between fiction and reality. Bearing in mind the influence and importance of prior literary movements, I will also examine the mechanisms utilized by Cervantes and Unamuno in their departure from traditional, literary norms of their respective eras. By doing so, both authors succeed in creating characters that dominate the action of the fictitious worlds in which they live, while also remaining intimately connected to the world of the reader. In chapter one, I briefly examine the influences of los libros de caballerÇða in Don Quijote and, in the wake of losing its last colonies, I also analyze the literature of the Generation of 1898 in Spain, as it relates to Unamuno's nivola. Chapter two involves an examination of don Quijote and Augusto PǸrez and how their distinctive characteristics lay the foundation for a type of metafiction that extends itself beyond the limitations of the fictional narrative. Using these character examinations as a foundation, the following chapters explore the methods in which the authors intertwine their characters' worlds with reality. Within the context of this puzzling interaction, I note specifically the roles of the prologues, narration, and content in the disorientation of the reader. Also, these chapters examine how Cervantes and Unamuno obscure and ultimately cross the line between fiction and reality by inserting themselves, explicitly and sometimes more subtly, in their own work. In the last chapter, I analyze the relationship of reciprocity between author and character and the ways in which this interdependence results not only in an ambiguous death for each of the main characters, but also in the immortalization of both creator and creation. Este ensayo trata de un anÇ­lisis comparativo entre Don Quijote (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) y Niebla (Miguel de Unamuno) y las maneras en que los autores desdibujan la distinciÇün entre la realidad y la ficciÇün. Al tener en cuenta los rasgos distintos de los movimientos literarios anteriores, esta tesis analizarÇ­ los mecanismos por los cuales ambos autores rompen con las normas de sus propias Ǹpocas y crean personajes que, a la vez que existen en sus mundos ficticios, tambiǸn estÇ­n Çðntimamente ligados con el mundo verdadero. En el primer capÇðtulo, examino brevemente las influencias de los libros de caballerÇða en el Quijote y, a raÇðz de perder sus ǧltimas colonias, analizo tambiǸn la escritura densa de la GeneraciÇün del 98 y cÇümo se relaciona con la obra de Unamuno. En el capÇðtulo 2, me centro en la complejidad de los personajes principales de ambas novelas y las maneras en que sus cualidades distintas preparan el terreno para la creaciÇün de una metaficciÇün que sobrepasa los lÇðmites de las pÇ­ginas de la novela. Armado con un buen conocimiento de don Quijote y Augusto PǸrez, intento demostrar en el capÇðtulo 3 cÇümo los prÇülogos, la narraciÇün y el contenido ayudan al lector a confundir los diferentes mundos de la novela con la realidad. AdemÇ­s, al hacer borrosa la lÇðnea entre la realidad y la ficciÇün, Cervantes y Unamuno cruzan esta frontera al meterse en sus propios mundos ficticios por medios explÇðcitos y por otros mÇ­s sutiles. En el ǧltimo capÇðtulo, demuestro las maneras en que los autores dependen de sus creaciones y cÇümo las intenciones del autor con respecto a la muerte de sus protagonistas resultan no sÇülo en una muerte ambigua, sino que se unen el uno al otro al inmortalizar al autor y al personaje.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLatin American Literatureen_US
dc.titleEl autor frente al personaje: La niebla entre la realidad y la ficciÇün en las obras maestras de Cervantes y Unamunoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Victoriano Roncero-LÇüpez. Committee Member(s): Paul Firbas. .en_US
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