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Chaos and Coincidence in Contemporary Spanish Fiction Anne L. Walsh

Chaos and Coincidence in Contemporary Spanish Fiction

Anne L. Walsh

Published April 2nd 2013
ISBN : 9781299434646
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164 pages
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This book is an investigation of contemporary Spanish fiction, specifically a group of fictional texts (written and film) that appeared in Spain in the first decade of this century (2001- 2010). The author focuses on textual analysis and studies howMoreThis book is an investigation of contemporary Spanish fiction, specifically a group of fictional texts (written and film) that appeared in Spain in the first decade of this century (2001- 2010). The author focuses on textual analysis and studies how chaos and coincidence appear in these narratives and shape them. The texts analyzed are Soldados de Salamina (2001) by Javier Cercas, Tu rostro manana (2002-2007) by Javier Marias, La catedral del mar (2006) by Ildefonso Falcones, Volver (2006) directed by Pedro Almodovar, Instrucciones para salvar el mundo (2008) by Rosa Montero and El asedio (2010) by Arturo Perez-Reverte, with reference to other texts by these authors also included. Though very different storytellers, these authors share an interest in chaos as a theme and as a narrative device. This work shows that the recurrence in their stories of the theme of chaos indicates a move away from postmodern apathy to a growing sense of empowerment, both for characters and for their readers.