Literatura y poder: Sobre la potencia del testimonio en América Latina

Translated title of the contribution: Literature and power: On the production of testimony in Latin America

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Abstract

The primary objective of this paper is to give an account of the usefulness/uselessness of the definition of testimonial narrative, and to signal its origins or emergence dating from the nineteen sixties. On the other hand, I show that the pretension of seeking its genealogy in colonial chronicles and discourses is to misunderstand its function. Finally, from writings of Giorgio Agamben, I propose a different way to read Latin American testimonial narrative.

Translated title of the contributionLiterature and power: On the production of testimony in Latin America
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalAtenea
Issue number501
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2010

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