The archive and modulations of memory in Pedro Lemebel’s writing

  • Mario Federico David Cabrera Universidad Nacional de San Juan/ CONICET


In this article I expand on the idea that Pedro Lemebel uses his writing as a device through which he disputes a space of representation for the subjectivities swept by violence, and denounces the important absences in the construction of the stories of Chilean dictatorship (1973- 1990). For this purpose I tackle the notions of memory and writing in relation to testimonial literary practices, and analyze a series of the author’s texts highlighting the favored discursive forms in the construction of the textual pieces and their political and historiographic implications.

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