Restos, sueños y fantasmas: la fragmentariedad como estrategia para narrar la ausencia



Parole chiave:

Argentinian narrative; state violence; second generation; dreams; remains; phantasmatic dimension.


This paper analyzes Atravesando la noche (1996) by Andrea Suárez Córica, ¿Quién te creés que sos? (2012) by Ángela Urondo Raboy and Diario de una Princesa Montonera (2012) by Mariana Perez to explore the strategies of recovery of the recent past ligated with Argentina’s last military dictatorship from the perspective of “desaparecido”’s daughters. I focus on the analysis of three relevant figures in these narratives that are characterized by their fragmentation: the rest, the dream and the ghost as dimensions in which search, memory and disappearance intersect. The rest -in terms of mortal remains, textual fragment or remain of day- link two areas: the search for knowledge about the mother's life and the search for knowledge about her death, searches that occur in the meantime of a phantasmatic vision that reaffirms its condition of presence-absence based on disappearance as an enigma.

Biografia autore

Andrea Cobas Carral, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Andrea Cobas Carral is a Professor and “Licenciada en Letras” from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). PhD candidate (UBA) with a thesis project on the narrative of daughters and sons of Argentine militants from the 70s. Researcher at Instituto de Literatura Hispanoamericana (ILH-UBA). She teaches Argentine and Latin American Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). Her main line of research focuses on the study of the forms of figuration of state violence in the recent narrative of the Southern Cone.




Come citare

Cobas Carral, Andrea. 2021. «Restos, sueños Y Fantasmas: La Fragmentariedad Como Estrategia Para Narrar La Ausencia». Altre Modernità, marzo, 157-71.