Handful of Pesetas
Creators:Cogley, Philip A.
Advisor:Abbott, Lee K.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of English Honors Theses; 2006
I am writing an original novella centered around the character of Carlos Estemadura, a washed up Spanish actor with alcoholic tendencies and delusions of grandeur. Out of work for years, Carlos is one day contacted by Yawg Nimeh, a postmodern Asian-American director, and offered the leading role in an American production about Spanish bullfighting. I envision the tale as a burlesque of other cross-cultural artistic endeavors, primarily Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and Ernest Hemingway’s treatment of Spain in The Sun Als presented by these previous works: issues of artistic style and responsibility, of inauthenticity versus authenticity, of attempting to understand and successfully represent a culture of which one is not a part. Advisor: Lee K. Abbott
Ohio State University Undergraduate Research Scholarship