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Representaciones de la violencia en la literatura centroamericana

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  • Nadine Haas

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    Este artículo analiza la literatura guatemalteca y salvadoreña actual ante la situación de vio-lencia y delincuencia en la posguerra. Desde una perspectiva transdisciplinaria y desde las ciencias culturales, enfoca representaciones de la violencia en la literatura. Con la ayuda de dos ejemplos – De fronteras (2007) de Claudia Hernández y Días amarillos (2009) de Javier Pa- yeras – se analizan las estrategias narrativas empleadas al narrar realidades violentas. Los re- sultados de este análisis permiten extraer conclusiones acerca de la postura que adoptan am- bas sociedades ante la violencia urbana y se refieren, entre otros, a la ubicuidad de la violen- cia y el carácter desesperado de la situación actual, como también a la responsabilidad de los medios de comunicación, el rechazo de la esfera estatal y el retiro hacia la vida privada.

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    Paper provided by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in its series GIGA Working Paper Series with number 148.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:gig:wpaper:148

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    Keywords: América Central; Guatemala; El Salvador; literatura; violencia; delincuencia; ciencias culturales;

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