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SAENZ VALADEZ, Adriana. Masculinity in The empty book and The false years by Josefina Vicens. La ventana [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.49, pp.116-142. ISSN 1405-9436.

Josefina Vicens in her novels innovated in the aesthetic space in several elements. When presenting a new topic that broke with the theme of the armed movement, when she presented new questions about middle class families in Mexico City and exposing dilemmas about literary theories and emptiness. In this context we can say that in her texts she reproduced and questioned the patriarchal morality, where she approached descriptively and critically the forms of interaction and reproduction of the genre. Therefore, for the purposes of this analysis The Empty Book and The False Years are reviewed as texts that propose new narratological questions and in turn, as technologies of gender, can reproduce and, we say, make criticism of traditional masculinity. In this context, the questions of the aforementioned masculinity are analyzed, which José García, Poncho and Alfonso Fernandez present.

Keywords : Josefina Vicens; tradicional masculinity; patriarchal morality; The Empty Book and The False Years.

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