The Name Game

Writing/Fading Writer in De donde son los cantantes

The Name Game

152 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9236-7
    Published: January 1988

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A key text in the study of Severo Sarduy, The Name Game deepens the critical field surrounding De dónde son los cantantes. It questions the very basis of linear determinism, creating the book as a “novela de lenguaje.” By characterizing the text as a locus, it reexamines the regulatory processes carried out by the author. Oscar Montero’s work is invaluable for the innovative study of Sarduy, as it advances critical perception of this controversial author, helping to elevate him to the status deserved by his work.