Poéticas de lo indecidible: Roberto Bolaño y la re-narración post-dictatorial

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Eugenio Santangelo (2013)
  • Publisher: University of Bologna
  • Journal: Confluenze (issn: 2036-0967)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/3435
  • Subject: Roberto Bolaño | re-narration | post-dictatorship | ethics | world-literature | French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature | PQ1-3999 | Social sciences (General) | H1-99

This paper examines Roberto Bolaño's rewriting of his own short story "Ramírez Hoffman, el infame" in the novel Estrella distante. It considers the re-narration of historical catastrophes as an ethical and political scheme, exploring Bolaño's poetics of narrative pluralization, as well as his ethics of reading as a critical experience. Following Idelber Avelar's theories on postdictatorial fiction, the paper highlights the author's effort to impede the resolution of the mourning process, opposing the politics of memory of the so-called Latin American democratic transition.
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