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Title: Patterns of repetition and continuity in the Galician works of Ramon del Valle-Inclan
Author: Frost, Roberta Ann
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2008
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Because of the variety of his output, many of Valle-Inclan's works have been studied in isolation, or in selective, often arbitrary categories, rather than as pieces of a whole. The aim of this thesis is to consider the elements that provide significant links in his writing between 1889 and 1922, and to demonstrate that works that are apparently unrelated are part of a larger picture. From early articles and short stories, through novels, to the emergence of theatre, the repetition of themes and motifs, of characters and of stylistic devices, reveals an underlying interdependence between works that on the surface appear unconnected or even contradictory. This is especially true of those works that appeared during the first three decades of Valle's literary career, most of which share the common backdrop of Galicia. Despite changes in perspective and moves from one genre to another, there are constants that relate individual works to those that precede and follow, creating a unifying pattern of continuity. Many of these features have been the subject of critical studies on Valle-Inclan, but to date there has been no comprehensive review of the connecting factors within his Galician works. This thesis aims to explore the links that give unity to this period, from the very earliest short stories through to the culmination of Valle's Galician theatre.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.504586  DOI: Not available
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