Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. VI, n.º 2 (Summer 2018), pp. 381-394, ISSN: 2255-4505

FICTION AS FRIENDSHIP, VILA-MATAS AND PITOL’S CROSSES

Pierre Herrera

g.pierre.herrera@gmail.com


Abstract

This article makes a political reading of the literary friendship of Enrique Vila-Matas and Sergio Pitol. From the review of the texts they dedicated to each other, in those where they appear as characters of the other, and where they represent their friendship, this text rehearses about the possibility of creating a space, beyond the letters, where the debt of the friendship is not paid but postponed continuing existing. With the readings on the friendship of Edda Gaviola, Jacques Derrida, José Ramón Ruisánchez and Giorgio Agamben, create a theoretical network to rethink the transatlantic friendship of Vila-Matas and Pitol.


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Keywords

Sergio Pitol; Enrique Vila-Matas; Friendship; Politics; Fiction Theory

Reception Date

11.29.2017

Definitive Acceptance Date

07.09.2018

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