THE RETELLING OF ASTONISHMENT OR THE VICE OF PARADOXOGRAPHY IN COSTA RICAN LITERATURE

The paradoxography is a discursive genre that emerged in Classical Greece. It deals with de occurrence of unusual phenomena that produce amazement and uncertainty. Traces of this narrative genre are present in world literature, mainly in the fantastic, Gothic and Science Fiction. The following artic...

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Main Author: Villalobos Villalobos, Carlos Manuel
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/filyling/article/view/16199
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14545
Summary: The paradoxography is a discursive genre that emerged in Classical Greece. It deals with de occurrence of unusual phenomena that produce amazement and uncertainty. Traces of this narrative genre are present in world literature, mainly in the fantastic, Gothic and Science Fiction. The following article investigates the presence of the paradoxagraphy in Costa Rican narrative. It considers the exaggerated concerning travel literature written by Berta María Feo. Also it includes issues related to mirabilia present in several narrators such as Joaquín García Monge, Fabián Dobles, Fernando Contreras, Rafael Ángel Herra and Alexánder Obando, among others.