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Title: Tomorrow in The Battle Think on Me: haunting ghosts, remorse and guilt in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Javier Marías
Authors: Martínez Sariego, Mónica
Keywords: Shakespeare;Richard III;Javier Marías;Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí;ghosts;guilt
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Abstract: The objective of this chapter is to analyze the novel Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí (Javier Marías, 1994) in its relation to the Shakespearean play Richard III and its film adaptation (Laurence Olivier, 1955). A notable section of the play depicts a parade of ghosts haunting the psyche of Richard III, which constitutes the source of the exceedingly bright title of the novel. This scene also provides quotations that appear all over the narrative, in form of long nonstop sentences and paragraphs. It can be argued that Richard III, Marías’ basic hypotext, provides the key for the interpretation of the novel. In what follows, I intend to analyze Marías’ text as an extended reflection on guilt and remorse based on Richard III (5. 3), and as a postmodern rewriting of the ghost theme.
ISBN: 978-989-26-1765-7 (PDF)
DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-1765-7_12
Rights: open access
Appears in Collections:Visitors from beyond the grave: ghosts in world literature

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