Hacia una des-categorización de la ‘identidad hispanoamericana’: estrategias queer en Roberto Bolaño y Pedro Lemebel
Parole chiave:teoria queer, teoria postcoloniale, Bolaño, Lemebel, identità
AbstractThe presence of queer motifs in contemporary Latin American literature is getting more and more relevant nowadays, generating a rich and complex corpus of texts where the thematic obsession with the opaque, incongruous, mischievous body overtly exceeds the LGBT borders and becomes a strategy of experimenting new politics and poetics of representing Latin American collective identity. This essay aims at giving a new theoretically hybrid frame of reading to some of the most emblematic texts of the contemporary canon, one where the postcolonial discourse mixes with queer studies. A classic urban chronicle about transvestism by Pedro Lemebel and the novel Woes of the true Policeman by Roberto Bolaño will be considered as case studies: both the faux detective story of a Chilean exiled investigating on his own sexual ambiguity and the magic-realistic performance of a indio imitator of the pop singer Madonna seems to allude to a sort of subversive continuation of the postcolonial assessment of the New World, in which notions of “obliqueness”, “unaccountability” and, crucially, “vulnerability” sound ambiguously as a critical response and as an ingenious actualization of traditionally fostered cultural constructs such as “mestizaje” and hybridization.
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Bizzarri, Gabriele. 2017. «Hacia Una Des-categorización De La ‘identidad hispanoamericana’: Estrategias Queer En Roberto Bolaño Y Pedro Lemebel». Altre Modernità, n. 17 (maggio):19-29. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/8438.
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