De mayores y menores: reflexiones sobre la literatura kuwaití en inglés

Alaaeldin MAHMOUD

Resumen


Las discusiones sobre la dicotomía entre literaturas «mayores» y «menores» data de las propuestas de T. S. Eliot, en cuanto representante de la nueva crítica, para teorizar sobre el «valor» del texto literario. Otras discusiones posteriores, como muy singularmente la debida a Deleuze y Guattari (1975), se preocuparon más por cuestiones de elección lingüística, (de)territorialidad, individualidad frente a colectividad o política en el sentido amplio del término. Reflexionar sobre lo que se ha dado en llamar «literatura kuwaití en inglés» da lugar a una serie de desafíos relacionados con asuntos como nacionalidad, autoría u origen al categorizar la literatura kuwaití en inglés como literatura menor. En este marco, las discusiones sobre las aportaciones de escritores kuwaitíes en inglés como Nada Faris y Mai AlNakib suscita interrogantes relativos a recepción, mérito literario, tradición y canonicidad.


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literatura menor; literatura mayor; literatura kuwaití; inglés global; anglowaití

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