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.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Mar 2018|