Writing from the Tension.
Political and ideological conflicts in the intellectual production of Eduardo Galeano and Francisco Urondo: 1955-1976
This paper analyzes the literary production and the political and ideological conflicts that characterized the trajectories of Eduardo Galeano and Francisco Urondo between 1955 and 1976. The text do not merely propose a reconstruction of the processes that led these writers to adhere to a prospect of radical transformation of capitalism. Indeed, we wish to disclose what controversies they had to face as anti-intellectual discourses were imposed among the leftist groups of the continent. Specifically, the work pursues, first, to specify the function the two authors attribute to the intellectuals and to the artistic work in that context. Second, to determine what do they propose to link literature and politics. And finally, to identify what position they adopted against the practices and worldviews marked by the logic of war. To this end, the analysis focuses on several dimensions of their work: the transformation of their thought along these two decades, the themes and stylistic resources they incorporated into their writing programs, and the treatment they gave to their own experiences of political and cultural militancy.