Fragmentos de identidad canariaEl «texto en el texto» como recurso retórico en el proceso de redefinición presente en calima y las espiritístas de Telde

  1. Virginia Martín Dávila 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Nexo: Revista Intercultural de Arte y Humanidades

ISSN: 1696-4691

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 18

Pages: 47-55

Type: Article

DOI: 10.56029/NX1847 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Human Sciences: D


In the literary works that make up the New Canarian Narrative we find a large influx of symbols linked to Canarian identity: Fortunatae Insulae, Atlantis, San Borondón, the Guanches, migration, etc. Among the rhetorical resources employed by this generation, the use of the “text in the text” allows these authors to confront the symbols that have historically been poured over the Islands with a vision of their own, which is in clear confrontation with the preceding system, thereby generating a whole process of redefinition of regional identity. What we propose to do is, by means of the analysis of two literary works —Calima (1978) and Las espiritistas de Telde (1981)— belonging to the New Canarian Narrative, to delve into the new generation of meaning produced by means of the “text within the text”, in order to highlight the limits and changes in the symbols inherent to the identity of the Canarian cultural sphere.