Los interpretadores o sobre cómo enfocan la realidad los protagonistas de la narrativa seudo-criminal hispanoamericana
Author(s): Nina Pluta
The interpreters or how the protagonists of Spanish American detective stories encompass reality
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Jorge Luis Borges; Ricardo Piglia; Spanish American fiction; detective story; hermeneutics
Summary/Abstract: From Borges to Ricardo Piglia, the genre of crime literature is widely used in the twentieth century Spanish American fiction to emphasize the fact that human condition is tightly connected with necessity of interpretation of reality. Today’s prose creates correspondences between the interpretation of various fields (literary criticism, science) and the investigation completed by a detective in a crime story. Various events, human behavior, everyday objects as well as words and cultural texts seem to be important clues for the characters which, at the same time, endow their existence with meaning andbring order into their lives. Both the investigations (detective stories) as well as the interpretations (literary, philosophical) are ways of controlling the chaotic reality.
Journal: Studia Iberystyczne
- Issue Year: 2009
- Issue No: 08
- Page Range: 409-421
- Page Count: 13
- Language: Spanish