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1991

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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Clotaldo's Daughter, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1991

Clotaldo's Daughter, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

With respect to the fictional father, Robert Con Davis (3) has noted (1) that the question of the father in fiction, in whatever guise, is essentially one of father absence; (2) that each manifestation of the father in a text is a refinding of an absent father; (3) and that the father's origin is to be found in the trace of his absence. CalderĂ³n's masterpiece, Life Is a Dream, is the parallel story of two people's searches for their fathers and the consequences both of not knowing who they are at the beginning and of their finding ...