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The Natural Exile: A Study Of Twenty-First Century Cuban-American Narratives Focusing On The Elderly's Plight

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2019
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Developed from the similarity between exile theory and age studies, the term (")exile(") is expanded to a natural form of exile because of the shocking temporal shift that reconstructs social interaction, familial dynamics, and the aging body. Using Heidegger's theoretical work Being in Time, Simon de Beauvoir's The Coming of Age, and Jean Am(&)#233;ry's On Aging as insight, this literary analysis captures how the elderly protagonists Goyo from Cristina Garc(&)#237;a's King of Cuba, M(&)#225;ximo from Ana Men(&)#233;ndez's (")In Cuba I was a German Shepherd,(") and Soledad from Cecilia Rodr(&)#237;guez Milan(&)#233;s's (")Abuela Marielita(") experience a natural exile among society, their family and within their own body. These areas express how the elderly's sense of displacement equates that of a political/geographical exile.
Title: The Natural Exile: A Study Of Twenty-First Century Cuban-American Narratives Focusing On The Elderly's Plight.
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Name(s): Parson, Jasmine, Author
Milanes, Cecilia, Committee Chair
Nwakanma, Obi, Committee Member
Logan, Lisa, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Developed from the similarity between exile theory and age studies, the term (")exile(") is expanded to a natural form of exile because of the shocking temporal shift that reconstructs social interaction, familial dynamics, and the aging body. Using Heidegger's theoretical work Being in Time, Simon de Beauvoir's The Coming of Age, and Jean Am(&)#233;ry's On Aging as insight, this literary analysis captures how the elderly protagonists Goyo from Cristina Garc(&)#237;a's King of Cuba, M(&)#225;ximo from Ana Men(&)#233;ndez's (")In Cuba I was a German Shepherd,(") and Soledad from Cecilia Rodr(&)#237;guez Milan(&)#233;s's (")Abuela Marielita(") experience a natural exile among society, their family and within their own body. These areas express how the elderly's sense of displacement equates that of a political/geographical exile.
Identifier: CFE0007701 (IID), ucf:52432 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-08-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
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Subject(s): Exile studies -- exile -- old age -- natural exile -- Heidegger -- Simone de Beauvoir -- Jean Amery -- Andre Acimen -- exile and age -- Cuban -- Cuban-American -- Cuban-American Literature -- temporal displacement -- Cristina Garcia -- King of Cuba -- Ana Menedez -- In Cuba I was a German Shepherd -- Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes -- Abuela Marielita -- exile literature -- aging literature
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007701
Restrictions on Access: campus 2020-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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