The word as a tool to recover the personal universe

The war is traumatic. Not only for the material bullets that hurt the bodies, but also for the fact that their blows hit the heart of symbolic resources, the only plot in which a person can take place. The core of the traumatic lies in this being devoid of the imaginary-symbolic veils versus the real.Sigue leyendo “The word as a tool to recover the personal universe”

Human insensitivity as normality

Kracauer’s novel, Ginster (1928), reverses the burden of vitalism to revolve around the feeling of death. But death is not presented as transcendence or covered of a sublime halo, but accompanies the war that, as a scenario, frames the misadventures of the subject Ginster. The question for life is in the narrative an answer throughSigue leyendo “Human insensitivity as normality”

The miseries of men

Javier Cercas’ novel, Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis) takes a double risk: inscribe in the literature on the Spanish Civil War the place of the “bad guys” and write a war story without heroism. Cercas organize the story from the construction of the image of a character: Rafael Sánchez Mazas, poet and ideologist ofSigue leyendo “The miseries of men”

The journalistic ability to show reality

“The chronicle is the form of real story where prose weighs more: where writing weighs more.” Martín Caparrós (Argentinian writer) “Haiti. La Isla de la Fantasia (Haiti. The island of fantasy)” and “Lima. Perfume del Fin (Lima. Perfume of the end)”, published in 1991 and 1992 respectively, are two of the chronicles written by CaparrosSigue leyendo “The journalistic ability to show reality”

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