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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The Death of the Author through False Translation in Mario Bellatin's Orientalised Japan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LÓPEZ-CALVO IGNACIO (1) ;
(1) University of California, Merced, USA

Abstract

This article argues that Mario Bellatin's exploration of the potential relationship between writing, translation and physical deformity leads, perhaps unconsciously, to the continuation of exoticising stereotypes about ‘Oriental’ cultures. In El jardín de la señora Murakami, Shiki Nagaoka: una nariz de ficción, and Biografía ilustrada de Mishima, Bellatin resorts to Japanese characters to distance himself from his own writings, as if it were the culture that is the most alien to his own. His lucubrations about reading and writing are sometimes accompanied of exocitising and orientalist overtones, which he mocks at times.

L’A. analyse les possibles relations entre l’écriture, la traduction et les difformités physiques dans les romans de l’écrivain mexicain Mario Bellatin et sa manière, peut-être inconsciente, de continuer à présenter les cultures orientales de manière stéréotypée. Il démontre qu’au travers des trois romans que sont "El jardín de la señora Murakami", "Shiki Nagaoka: una nariz de ficción", et "Biografía ilustrada de Mishima", Bellatin a recourt à des personnages japonais pour se distancier de ses propres écrits. Il conclut que ses romans sont parfois empreints de connotations exotiques et orientalistes dont il se moque parfois

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 32, no3 [pp. 339-353]
Published in 2013

Language

Anglais

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/blar.12033

Bulletin of Latin American Research © 2013 Society for Latin American StudiesTous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2013
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