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Title: Mutsaers en Cotázar
Subtitle: Over cronopio's en andere komkommers
Author(s): SPINETTE, Hadrien
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 62 Issue: 1 Date: 2020
Although Charlotte Mutsaers repeatedly portrays a literary family through her work and often integrates text fragments of those authors in her essays, the real textual modalities of those appropriations appear to have been toned down in previous research. This paper studies comparatively the literary filiation with the Argentine author Julio Cortázar she openly discusses in Paardejam (1996), from the perspective of the ‘elected tribe’ as described by Dominique Maingueneau (1993). Mutsaers appropriates the work of Cortázar in one particular essay by implicitly modifying the original texts to integrate them better in her book and to adjust them to her poetical views. Therefore, this paper aims to describe the manner in which she brings coherence to both texts of Cortázar Historias de cronopios y de famas (1962) and La vuelta al día en ochenta mundos (1967), the texts and her own essay, and the essay and her overall work.