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Literature and the author used to be first conceived with the wish the essays could make clear numerous dimensions of the authorial craft. It used to be the wish of the editor that the chosen essays may study not just writers’ selection of vocabulary, but in addition their planned number of grammatical structures and notice order and their seamless weaving jointly of plots and imagery. furthermore, the analyses might additionally draw recognition to how the writing method affects the improvement of characters and the formula of thematic strands in fiction. hence, a wide selection of authors are intentionally chosen to provide the textual content intensity: writers of renowned fiction in addition to smooth classics are incorporated, and contrasts are demonstrated among conventional writers and those that wish to stick to experimental developments. Modernists are set opposed to postmodernists, absurdists vs. realists, minority ethnicities vs. majority cultures, and dominant genders seem unlike subordinated ones. essentially, the foremost guideline of the gathering is that the writing career presents an never-ending obstacle that merits to be explored in additional aspect as readers attempt to ensure how authorial voices confuse whereas concurrently elucidating their viewers, how texts are developed through authors and but deconstructed by means of the very phrases they decide to contain, how silence services as inaudible but audible discourse; and the way authorial self-concept shapes not just itself yet can also be echoed within the fictional characters / writers who look within the texts.

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The Virgin, who puts the four to sleep to “dream,” the diminutive person and the “Dame a la Licorne,” encourages the four outcasts while patriarchy conspires against their efforts toward authorship. Diego, with his precious gem words, brings about the final miracle that saves the four fugitives from the machinations of the innkeepers and government representatives; he magically creates a wall that covers the openings to the building, permanently trapping the innkeepers, their daughters, as well as a spy for Lelinca’s government.

See note 1 for citation for Muncy’s article. A fifteen year period of silence characterizes Garro’s literary production. While some critics divide Garro’s work into two periods (1958–1964 and 1979 onward), others such as Rhina Toruño-Castañeda, believe that Garro never stopped writing although she did stop publishing. Toruño-Casteñeda explains that Garro was not able to publish because of censorship from two centers of power: the government (because of her alleged participation in a plot against the government and her outspoken support for the peasants) and her ex-husband Octavio Paz and his group of supporters.

Decapitation, Castration and Creativity 25 also another mother–daughter pair (Aube and Karin, respectively), to live in ever greater fear of unknown malevolent forces. Mr. Soffer’s safe-haven turns into hell as mistrust characterizes the relationships between the inhabitants, who are uncertain of each other’s loyalties, and as several inhabitants become victims of violence. Lelinca and Lucía appear to be the main target of strangers who stalk the building and inquire about the two women. One of these, a strange man who poses as a representative of a fashion house, pretends he wants to launch Karin’s modeling career.

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