Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. vol. VI, n.º 1 (invierno 2018), pp. 167-188, ISSN: 2255-4505

THE POLITICAL OBJECTIVES OF THE GUERRILLA TESTIMONIAL NOVELS: THE VENEZUELAN CASE

Omar Osorio Amoretti

osorioamoretti@usb.ve


Abstract

Along the 20th century, the Venezuelan testimonial novel was characterized by a systematic condemn of military dictatorships, making emphasis on the tortures, which allow to articulate an imaginary that could stimulate the democratic system’s development. This discursive pattern was interrupted with a couple of testimonies which rise up once the arm conflict was over in the sixties. Why this change happened? Which were its interests? We propose that these texts raise again discursively the problem of the guerrilla as an individual, since as a loser in the conflict it was imposed upon him a symbolic structure from a hegemonic power that did not represented them, exerting a semantic violence on them whose consequences affected them in the historical time.


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Keywords

Venezuelan Literature; Testimonio; Aquí no ha pasado nada; Ángela Zago, Los topos, Eduardo Liendo

Reception Date

01.31.2017

Definitive Acceptance Date

09.11.2017

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