Los comisarios. Policiales camperos de Velmiro Ayala Gauna y Rodolfo Walsh

  • Gerardo Pignatiello Universidad de Buenos Aires

Abstract

Argentinian rural crime fiction, featuring a sheriff as the main the protagonist, has been seen by critics as the result of the translation of crime fiction into a local setting. However, very little has been written about the the difference of having a rural policeman in charge of the investigation. A deeper look into both the specific role of rural police and that of rural societies displays a set of characteristics that distinguish this subgenre from others. This article seeks to reveal these differences through the analysis of works by Velmiro Ayala Gauna and Rodolfo Walsh, and their fictional sheriffs: don Frutos Gómez and Laurenzi.

Author Biography

Gerardo Pignatiello, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Gerardo Pignatiello es doctor en Estudios Hispánicos por la University of Pennsylvania. Investigador externo del Instituto de Filología y Literaturas Hispánicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Codirector del grupo Poryecto de Investigación de Policiales en la Argentina (PIPA). Miembro del Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Teoría Poscolonial (CIETP) de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario.
Published
2015-10-01
Section
Articles / Artículos