The aesthetics of confrontation continue within the third novel, So Far From God (1993), the work analyzed in this study, yet in this novel, Ana Castillo uses the strategies of the absurdist author to confront and explore identity transformations of the characters.
Because the novel is multi-generic, combining poetry, folk literature and social and political commentaries, aspects indicative of both postmodern fragmentation and absurdist techniques, its reviewers describe the novel differently.
However, an analysis of Castillo's use of language, characterization, and plot reveals that she combines the aesthetics of the absurd with a postmodern pastiche of genres to produce the first absurdist Chicana novel.
The practice of using absurdist techniques began during the sixties, a period that Charles B.
She uses parody, allegory, black comedy, tragic farce, poetry and Heloise-type advice for women in order to mimic the absurdist vision.
When the narrative voice of the novel quickly establishes the conflicts and ensuing tensions with its ironic, busy-body absurdist attitude, it also becomes the vehicle that recombines values and generic codes.
In absurdist fashion, Castillo's mitotera narrates the women's stories by combining burlesque and black humor in theatrical incidents.
Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet, with its explicit references to Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs, is self-consciously absurdist.
The play's absurdist logic seems to make sense to audiences at resident theatres around the country, where it has been enthusiastically received.
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In fact, homespun "family values" came under absurdist scrutiny by a number of playwrights last season.
These days, Silver is also counting the numerous stagings around the country of his plays, which boast such evocative titles as Wanking 'Tards, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine and the oft-produced Fat Men in Skirts--"which deals with cannibalization and is even more absurdist than Pterodactyls," Silver volunteers.
IVES INSISTS THAT THE ABSURDIST influence is a matter more alphabetical than theoretical: "Ionesco' comes right before 'Ives' on the library shelf, so I would be lying if I said I was unaware of the playwright.