DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.03.004
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Maria Rosa Burillo Gadea

Abstract: Following the theory of Trauma as a critical approach, it is analyzed how Paul Auster' s Timbuktu shows up the maladies of the contemporary world with a parody of disease full of excess and somehow mocking at its own elements. It is a distorted version of infirmity, the way it used to appear in former works of literature. The device is a winkle to the reader to envisage whatever novel or story from a carefully distanced view, very much in the way that Postmodernist authors do but with the realistic use of th…

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