Ceguera y visión en El palacio de la risa de Germán Marín: escenificación del infierno en dictadura




Parole chiave:

chilean narrative; dictatorship; hell; biopolitics


This article analyzes the novel El palacio de la risa (1995) by Germán Marín as an infernal allegory of the dictatorship´s experience. The objective is to stage the figures of blindness and vision, understood as a sensory dialectic between the possibility of seeing and not seeing. In biopolitical terms, a metaphorical relationship is established that implies health/desease, capacity / disability, knowledge / ignorance and submission / resistance in the political prisoners of Villa Grimaldi, as well as in the story. These figures will allow us to propose, preliminary, that Marín's text is a testimony of personal, historical and cultural reconstruction that approaches new ways of seeing centered on perception and imagination. Being a situation conditioned by a dictatorial regime, the imaginary or worldview becomes infernal allegory.

Biografia autore

Gastón Carrasco Aguilar, Alberto Hurtado University

Gastón Carrasco Aguilar. Doctor and Master in Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Professor of the Chilean Poetry Seminar and the National Literature Seminar at the Alberto Hurtado University and the Hispano-American Narrative courses of the 19th and 20th centuries at the Finis Terrae University. His main research interests include popular literature and Latin American social narrative. He recently published the article "Muertos de pena: melodrama and pena de muerte en la lira popular" and the collective book ¿Quién le teme a la poesía? (2019).




Come citare

Carrasco Aguilar, Gastón. 2021. «Ceguera Y visión En El Palacio De La Risa De Germán Marín: escenificación Del Infierno En Dictadura». Altre Modernità, marzo, 64-76. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/15319.