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Estudios filológicos

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STECHER, Antonio  and  STECHER, Lucía. Contemporany identities in No Telephone to Heaven . Estud. filol. [online]. 2008, n.43, pp.191-206. ISSN 0071-1713.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0071-17132008000100014.

This article analyses the novel No Telephone to Heaven (1987) by Michelle Cliff, a well known Jamaican writer who lives in the United States of America. Taking into account contemporary debates concerning identity processes in late modern societies, the article examines the narrative forms used in the depiction of the protagonist"s and other characters" identity configuration. Thus the article stresses the importance of establishing a dialogic relationship between the developments in human and social sciences and the critical and literary production. The analysis of Cliff"s text offers alternative readings to the postcolonial and postmodern views of contemporary identity construction processes.

Keywords : identities; Caribbean literature; postcolonial critic; postmodern critic.

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