La loca Ð El Gado: An analysis of the figure of the hero in the novel El gato de sí mismo, by Uriel Quesada

This paper studies the figure of the hero in Uriel Quesada’s novel, El gato de sí mismo. The main character of this Costa Rican novel is presented as a new variant of both the “dreamer” and the “underground man”. These two notions –explained by Mikhail Bakhtin– are central in this work, because they...

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Main Author: Rojas González, José Pablo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/humanidades/article/view/16318
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/15020
Summary: This paper studies the figure of the hero in Uriel Quesada’s novel, El gato de sí mismo. The main character of this Costa Rican novel is presented as a new variant of both the “dreamer” and the “underground man”. These two notions –explained by Mikhail Bakhtin– are central in this work, because they will stress the importance of both attacking the stereotype and undermining the «established sexual order», to reinforce the value of freedom.