Para usted soy siempre yo: A Picaresque Double Act in Angeles Vicente's Zezé (1909)

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    Zezé, the 1909 novella by neglected modernist writer Ángeles Vicente, has recently attracted renewed interest, not least for its celebratory depiction of same-sex desire. Holloway explores the affinity between the figure of Zezé, the cupletista at the heart of Vicente’s novella, and the archetypal picaresque narrator. The text’s presentation as a record of a first-person narration to a single confidante, who invites comparisons with Vicente herself, anchors it within a longer tradition in Spanish literature. This study explores the possibility that that Vicente frames her feminist critique of societal conventions with a clever play on literary tradition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)205-222
    Number of pages18
    JournalBulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2018


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