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De violencia, de normalización y De fronteras

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Author(s): Maria Catalina Rincon-Chavarro

Journal: Catedral Tomada : Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana
ISSN 2169-0847

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 106;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Violence | Reader | Grotesque | Estrangement | Contemporary | Normalization

ABSTRACT
In this analisis of De fronteras, the collection of short stories by the Salvadorian writer Claudia Hernández, I study how the writer, through the use of a grotesque aesthtic, critiques the way violence has become normalized in a neoliberal state. I show that in the enunciation of the normalization of the grotesque, Hernández posits the notion of contemporary time as a discursive space already constructed by history but also ready to be constructed by the reader.

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