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Literary and Cinematic Depictions of Masculinity in Spanish America


How is masculinity understood and represented in these works?

How is homosexuality represented in these works? Can homosexuals be revolutionaries?


Arenas, Reinaldo, Before Night Falls, Viking (New York, 1993 [1992]).

Fresa y Chocolate, directed Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1994).

Puig, Manuel, The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1976).

Santiago, Silviano, Stella Manhattan (1985).


Mario, Santi Enrique, ‘Fresa y Chocolate: The Rhetoric of Cuban Reconciliation’, MLN, vol. 113:2 (1998).