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El doble Bildungsroman en la narrativa británica contemporánea: Transformaciones desde la escritura diaspórica femenina

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Author(s): Patricia Bastida Rodríguez

Journal: Oceánide
ISSN 1989-6328

Volume: 4;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: novel of formation | female identity | diasporic narrative | experimentation | Andrea Levy | Diana Evans.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to examine the deployment of the double Bildungsroman in contemporary diasporic writing produced by women in Britain through the analysis of the novels Never Far From Nowhere (1996) by Andrea Levy and 26a (2005) by Diana Evans. Both texts challenge the conventions of the Bildung both in terms of form and of content, transforming the genre and inscribing in it the identity development of two sisters characterised by cultural hybridity and, in the case of 26a, also by twinness. The comparative analysis of the novels leads to an understanding of their position within the contemporary Bildungsroman, recent women’s writing and the literature produced by diasporic communities in Britain.
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