Abstract

Abstract:

The literary work of Carlos Fuentes helped to shape Mexican identity in relation to both its historical past and its current conflicted modernity. His work also established a dialogue with literary modernity. In this article, we employ Franco Moretti's theory to analyze these two ideas. In order to study the construction of Mexican identity, we place Fuentes's characters in geographical maps in which we both reinforce previous hypotheses and create new ones. In order to understand Fuentes's dialogue with literary modernity, we employ statistical graphics of all of the author's translations and draw maps of the places where he wrote some of his books. The use of this cross-disciplinary methodology in the making of maps and statistical graphics allows us to visualize what was previously hidden or only partially visible.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2164-9308
Print ISSN
0034-818X
Pages
pp. 171-198
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-05
Open Access
No
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