By Jessica A. Folkart
This learn examines the reconstruction of identification within the context of post-totalitarian Spain and, extra largely, of postmodern Western tradition. this is often the 1st booklet focussing at the fiction of influential author Cristina Fernandez Cubas. It argues that Fernandez Cuba's illustration of the mediation of identification continuously destabilizes the boundaries of subjectivity through underscoring the ambiguity of difference/duality.
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I told her so earlier, while I brushed and braided her hair. With each day that passes her eyes are more luminous and blue, her beauty more serene] (29). Chapter 1 4/3/02 12:16 PM Page 42 42 angles on otherness in post-franco spain In the final pages of the story, we find that Violeta has devotedly groomed Lúnula before the latter’s departure for town, and now she plans out the arduous tasks she will accomplish in order to win Lúnula’s approval upon her return. Violeta has become a true product of discipline, as described by Foucault: “it defined how one may have a hold over others’ bodies, not only so that they may do what one wishes, but so that they may operate as one wishes, with the techniques, speed and efficiency that one determines.
Visibility is a trap” (200). Fernández Cubas translates the optical power play of this objectification into language. Lúnula’s directly cited words underscore the status of the rooster as the object of torture and Violeta as the object of the gaze: the rooster is the direct object acted upon by her discourse, while Violeta is the indirect object inscribed as the receiver of her discourse. The juxtaposition of the two technologies of power emphasize, finally, the shared role of Violeta and the rooster—and readers— as objects of discursive power.
El cuadernillo, entre mi pierna derecha y la sábana, crujió un poco. Josefina dejó la toalla junto al lavabo y me dio las buenas noches. Parecía cansada. Yo me sentí aliviado por no haber sido descubierto” [I was finally falling asleep when Josefina burst into my room without knocking. She brought a towel in her hand and she looked from one side to the other as if she were trying to make sure of something. The notebook, between my right leg and the sheet, rustled a little. Josefina left the towel by the sink and said good night.