The Body in Juan José Torreola's Novel to Fair: Repression by Catholic Church and Ludic Defiance

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures


This article investigates the role of religion in Juan José Arreola's novel The fair. Drawing on studies of power and the body, it examines the bodies, illnesses and sins of the characters in religious contexts. It sustains that the emphasis on bodies demonstrates submission to the dominance of the Catholic Church. At The same time, the fair in the novel celebrates the body to confront such power


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Janzen, R. (2015). The body in juan josé torreola's novel to fair:repressionby catholic church and ludic defiance. Signos literarios 10(20), 64-76.