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Cervantean fictionality in Graham Greene

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1996
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In The Power and the Glory, Travels with My Aunt, Our Man in Havana, and the short story "Under the Garden," texts in which Graham Greene often alludes directly to Cervantes's Don Quixote, this modern novelist uses Cervantean techniques of fictionality to explore the relation of the fictive and the real. Greene's pervasive theme of escaping a mundane existence and crossing into a new realm, a world created by the character's imagination, is elucidated by Wolfgang Iser's critical concept of boundary-crossing and related categories of transgressive fictionality. Particularly in these texts, Greene demonstrates his literary historical position as an inheritor of the Quixote and of Cervantes's awareness of the novel as, in Robert Alter's phrase, a "self-conscious genre."
Title: Cervantean fictionality in Graham Greene.
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Name(s): Cartwright, Tina A.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hokenson, Jan W., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1996
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 93 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In The Power and the Glory, Travels with My Aunt, Our Man in Havana, and the short story "Under the Garden," texts in which Graham Greene often alludes directly to Cervantes's Don Quixote, this modern novelist uses Cervantean techniques of fictionality to explore the relation of the fictive and the real. Greene's pervasive theme of escaping a mundane existence and crossing into a new realm, a world created by the character's imagination, is elucidated by Wolfgang Iser's critical concept of boundary-crossing and related categories of transgressive fictionality. Particularly in these texts, Greene demonstrates his literary historical position as an inheritor of the Quixote and of Cervantes's awareness of the novel as, in Robert Alter's phrase, a "self-conscious genre."
Identifier: 15267 (digitool), FADT15267 (IID), fau:12038 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1996.
Subject(s): Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de,--1547-1616--Characters--Don Quixote
Don Quixote (Fictitious character)
Greene, Graham,--1904---Criticism and interpretation
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