El hipotexto figurativo en “Vista del amanecer en el trópico” de Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Alessandra Ghezzani


Vista del amanecer en el trópico narrates Cuban history through its most important steps. The book is composed by 101 fragments or “viñetas”; some of them are descriptions of images (lithographies, drawings, paintings, photographs) related to characters or events of that history. This article presents the results of a research aimed at identifying those “absent images” (a subject that critics have up to now ignored), discovering the sources exploited by the author Cabrera Infante, highlighting the discourse strategies underlying their verbal representation and, finally, assessing how the image selection and their representation contribute to shape the vision of cuban history that comes to light from the book.


Cabrera Infante; Cuban history; ekphrasis; representation; (re)semantization; violence

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/5391

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