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GIRALDO, Efrén. Mario Vargas Llosa's Elogio de la madrastra, total work of art, limits and proximities. Co-herencia [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.15, pp. 239-268. ISSN 1794-5887.
This text intends to show historical and theoretical problems implied in the composition of the pictorial and erotic novel In praise of the stepmother, by the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa. The analytic reading of this verbal and visual work is faced up to historical topics like the ancient discussion on the qualitative differences between poetry and painting, the Enlightenment's arts classification, the nineteenth century discussion about the total work of art, the question to the artistic languages limits, and theoretical ones: ekphrasis, hypotiposis, visual and verbal narration, the meaning in visual arts, and the visual-literary avant-garde experiments. Everything tries to explain the different ways of narrative hybridization through resources arising from novel and painting.
Keywords : Mario Vargas Llosa; In praise of the stepmother; verbal and visual text; arts classification; total work of art; hypotiposis; visual narration.