TITLE

CONSUMING MOTHER IN DIANA RAZNOVICH'S CASA MATRIZ

AUTHOR(S)
BROUGHAM, ROSE MARIE
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Romance Notes;2009, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p323
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism is presented of the 1981 novel "Casa Matriz," by Diana Raznovich, particularly the mother-daughter relationship, consumerism, and gender stereotypes in the book. The plot and characters of the novel are described, especially the choice by the daughter, Bárbara to hire a woman to portray her mother. Other topics include the conception of mother as a commodity, the parodic aspects of the novel, and the philosopher Jean Baudrillard.
ACCESSION #
59175552

 

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