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Author Jenckes, Kate, 1969- author

Title Witnessing beyond the human : addressing the alterity of the other in post-coup Chile and Argentina / by Kate Jenckes
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2017
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Series SUNY Series, Literature ... in Theory
SUNY series, literature ... in theory.
Contents Introduction -- Messianicity beyond militant messianism: apostrophe and survival in Juan Gelman's poetry -- Myopic witnessing and the intermittent possibilities of community in Sergio Chejfec's Los planetas and Boca de lobo -- Living and writing in the deserts of modernity: Roberto Bolaño and the alter-immunological potential of literature -- Image and alterity beyond the sepulture of the human: Eugenio Dittborn's photocollages -- Conclusion
Summary Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represent life, death, and the relation between self and other "beyond the human," that is beyond the sense that we can know and represent ourselves and others, with powerful implications for our unders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chejfec, Sergio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dittborn, Eugenio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gelman, Juan, 1930-2014 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Other (Philosophy) in art.
Other (Philosophy) in literature.
Spanish American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016050699
ISBN 1438465726 (electronic bk)
9781438465722 (electronic bk)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Alterity of the other in post-coup Chile and Argentina