Un/tangling the skeins of History: Los amos del Valle, by Francisco Herrera Luque


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Authors: Harringhton, María Susana, Brito Márquez, Rósmar
Format: artículo
Status:Versión publicada
Publication Date:2018
Description:This article aims to analyze intertextuality as a discursive procedure in the rewriting of historiographic discourse in the novel Los amos del valle (1979), of the Venezuelan writer Francisco Herrera Luque. It is established that the work is constructed from an intricate web of texts that covers the author's literary and scientific production (intratextuality), as well as oral and written sources (extratextuality). Such composition constitutes a dialogue aimed at inciting plural readings of the Venezuelan reality, its historical representation and, even, the literary recreation itself, so that the narration updates and stimulates knowledge, which accounts for the cultural nuances. Thus, it is concluded that the articulation of the plot allows the reader to unravel the process of writing the historiographical discourse, in relation to the times of the conquest of the Province of Venezuela and its impact on the future of the country from then until today.
Country:Portal de Revistas UCR
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Portal de Revistas UCR
OAI Identifier:oai:portal.ucr.ac.cr:article/35397
Online Access:https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/estudios/article/view/35397
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:historical novel
historiographic discourse
novela histórica
discurso historiográfico