Cuestión de hombres

Cuestión de hombres

Book - 2006 | Spanish
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Cuestión de Hombres (A Matter of Men) navigates the treacherous waters of masculine sexuality, plotting the conditions that define manhood: from the boy initiated in the ritual of his sex to the youth who discovers the terror of a perverse act. The adolescent proves himself on the uncertain road of virility to survive in the underworld that society has created for him. We see that in this environment men exist who feed upon physical and spiritual garbage. Within the framework of adulthood, Cuestión de hombres presents all of the Latino male stereotypes: from the super-macho to the closeted homosexual, with variations in between. This masculine diversity can be seen in human interaction, driven to extremes by society´s predefined rules. This mad world is reflected by a contemplative character that finds himself besieged by an unwanted love. The journey in search of masculinity includes incursions ranging from deceitful pleasure to the purest of loves.

Cuestión de hombres... traza, de forma poética, en un lenguaje diáfano con imágenes innovadoras y atrevidas, la evolución del hombre desde la niñez hasta que alcanza la adultez, no definida por la edad, sino por el encuentro con su Yo.
Heidi Ann García, Ph.D. Chasqui, Arizona State University

Cuestión de hombres de Benito Pastoriza Iyodo aparece como una narrativa irónica y paródica contra la poética de la ritualización masculina, para así cuestionar aquellos discursos que con sus apropiados dispositivos definen con una postura monológica al sujeto puertorriqueño desde la univocidad política, social e histórica.
Carlos Manuel Rivera, Ph.D. Davidson College
Publisher: [Philadelphia, PA] : Xlibris Corporation, 2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781425730680
Characteristics: 102 pages ; 23 cm


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