Written in Exile: Chilean Fiction From 1973-Present

1st Edition

Ignacio Lopez-Calvo

Routledge
October 28, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781138864467 - CAT# Y178313

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Summary

On September 11, 1973, Chile's General Pinochet led a quick and brutal military coup ousting the Allende government. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo argues that the rise of the Pinochet dictatorship and the subsequent imprisonment of any Allende sympathizers shaped Chilean narrative into two structural forms: liberationist narrative--cathartic, journalistic testimonies that provide models for revolutionary behavior against authoritarianism and demystifying narrative, which uses the events of 1973, as well as the colonial aspirations of European countries, as a "Paradise Lost" backdrop in which the characters of this type of fiction are able to create their non-political realities that become models of democratization.

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