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dc.contributor.authorWilson-Nunn, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-30T23:30:35Z
dc.date.available2022-05-30T23:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2022-10
dc.identifier.issn0026-7937
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337626
dc.description.abstractIn studies of prison writing, escapism is typically viewed either as a necessary tool of relief and personal transformation or, more critically, as a practice that is easily co-opted by the disciplinary logic of rehabilitation. In this article I trouble this dichotomy, proposing a nuanced way of approaching escapism through an analysis of dissident Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas’s experimental novella Arturo, la estrella más brillante (1984). Focusing on the context of forced labour camps (UMAP) in revolutionary Cuba, I dwell on the complex negotiations between momentary evasion and transcendental escape that result from escapism for both writers and readers.
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch for an earlier version of this text was made possible thanks to a Baillie Gifford Cambridge UK Masters Scholarship and I wrote the final piece supported by a scholarship from The Wolfson Foundation.
dc.publisherProject Muse
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dc.titleWriting between Evasion and Escape: Escapism and Prison Writing in Reinaldo Arenas’s Arturo, la estrella más brillante
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentCentre of Latin American Studies
dc.date.updated2022-05-30T09:29:14Z
prism.publicationNameModern Language Review
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.85033
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-02-12
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dc.contributor.orcidWilson-Nunn, Oliver [0000-0003-1716-3829]
dc.identifier.eissn2222-4319
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