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Bachelor of Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures
Major or Concentration
Abstract This paper analyzes the novel Todos se van (2006) by Wendy Guerra as a novel within the subgenre of the Künstlerroman, which explores the development of the young artist. Through the voice of a child and later an adolescent female narrator, the novel represents the disillusionment and suffering of a trapped generation that questions the utopian ideals it has lived. Additionally, I explore images of violence, specifically the mistreatment of children. Violations of human rights appear as specific events that the protagonist and the whole of Cuban society must suffer. Lastly, I connect the characteristics of the novel --such as themes previously banned by the Cuban literary canon before the decade of the 1980s--with the movement known as "los Novísimos" in Cuba.
Perez-Castiello, Riska, "Memorias del desencanto: Una lectura de Todos se van de Wendy Guerra" (2017). Student Research Submissions. 144.