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José Revueltas y Roberto Bolaño: Formas genéricas de la experiencia

Sanchez Lopera, Alejandro (2016) José Revueltas y Roberto Bolaño: Formas genéricas de la experiencia. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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My dissertation investigates the ways in which José Revueltas (México, 1914-1976) and Roberto Bolaño (Chile, 1953-2003) strive to communicate anti-humanistic social experiences in Chile and Mexico through three episodes: the Mexican Revolution; the 1968 revolts in Mexico; and the 1973 Chilean coup. I argue that Revueltas and Bolaño share a common project of recovering experiences, forgotten or ostracized, stigmatized as marginal to the history of nation-state consolidation often because of their cruelty. Both writers challenge us to confront these abject histories as a way of reimagining Latin American societies without self-indulgence or pity, signaling the exit from perennial debates about originality and deficit. In short, Revueltas and Bolaño offer an anti-exceptionalist literature for re-thinking Latin America in a global context. Each chapter of the dissertation is guided and modeled by a problem, and the criteria used for the texts chosen is hinged on their relationship to each problem. My inquiry was based on six problems: generic and non-territorial sovereignty; images of thought; right to cruelty and the arts of memory in Revueltas´ texts; non-psicological memory and thought; fascism and sadism; the transition from the letrado to the calculista, in Bolaño´s case.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sanchez Lopera, Alejandroals219@pitt.eduALS219
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLund, Joshuajkl7@pitt.eduJKL7
Committee CoChairSotomayor-Miletti, Áurea Maríaams389@pitt.eduAMS389
Committee MemberDuchesne Winter, Juanduchesne@pitt.eduDUCHESNE
Committee MemberBeverley, Johnbrq@pitt.eduBRQ
Committee MemberMoreiras,
Date: 15 June 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 25 September 2015
Approval Date: 15 June 2016
Submission Date: 12 November 2015
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Number of Pages: 337
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience; memory; sovereignty; sadism; truth; José Revueltas; Roberto Bolaño; Latin American Literature
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 13:56
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 05:15


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