Chicanos en Vietnam : la reestructura de "Somewhere Outside Duc Pho" de Daniel Cano
AuthorsDelgado Melgosa, Berta
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/10655
Universidad de Alcalá. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 2002, n. 23-24, p. 29-37. ISSN 1131-9674
This article presents a brief overview of the Vietnam war experience in Chicano literature and later turns to the analysis of the story "Somewhere Outside Duc Pho" written by Daniel Cano. The story was later modified, including the title, and inserted as a chapter in his novel Shifting Loyalties. The original story and the second version have important parallelisms; however, there are significant variations which are analysed in this article. The difference stems in the change of narrative strategy given the genre: short story or chapter of a novel. Among these differences are the characterization of the protagonist, the narrator, the use of an external receptor, direct or indirect style stemming from the relationship between the time of events and the time of the telling, and finally the use of a different tone and attitude in the discourse ofthe characters.