L?estranya identitat : l?alteritat sexual en «L?aprenentatge de la soledat», de David Vilaseca (2008)
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dc.contributor.author Maestre-Brotons, Antoni es
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T13:24:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T13:24:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/68707
dc.description.abstract L?aprenentatge de la soledat (Learning to Be Alone), by the Catalan author David Vilaseca (2008), raises issues about writing, identity and sexuality. Drawing on cultural theory, psychoanalysis and queer theory, the narrator and protagonist, David ?the author?s alter ego? writes a journal to shape his gay identity. Rather than proclaiming homosexuality, autobiography retrospectively shapes the self?s sexual identity. Vilaseca renders the story as fiction, not as an authentic personal diary, whereupon the novel is an example of self-fiction, but also a mixture of theory and personal experience. Specifically, psychoanalysis shapes the character as a depressed, paranoiac, masochist, reliant subject who feels terribly guilty and has a very complex relationship to his heterosexual past. The protagonist links his former life to an identity he no longer recognises ?Catalonia, his friends, his family and, most remarkably, his mother. His becoming a gay man is achieved through the interaction with London?s gay scene and demands breaking with the past, which David seems unable to overcome; his incapability transforms him into a melancholic subject. es
dc.source Maestre-Brotons, Antoni. L?estranya identitat : l?alteritat sexual en «L?aprenentatge de la soledat», de David Vilaseca (2008). En: Caplletra: revista internacional de filología, 65 2018: 203-231 es
dc.title L?estranya identitat : l?alteritat sexual en «L?aprenentatge de la soledat», de David Vilaseca (2008) es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS DE LAS ARTES Y LAS LETRAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.7203/caplletra.65.12620 es

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