La escritura como supervivencia: Cesar Aira y Roberto Bolano
The work of César Aira and Roberto Bolaño asks the question of how to write, and why, within a discursive context that finds literature under siege by economic, political and technological dynamics that rob it of its secular function as an element that explains and orders social reality. Contemporary thoughts on the social function of art from Jacques Rancière, Néstor García Canclini, and Georges Didi Huberman, as well as classical approaches from Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Marcel Duchamp, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, help to map the precarious, clearly counter-cultural space in which literature operates in our time. Rather than imagining writing as a compendium of its historical circumstance, as an encyclopedia of its own time, or as a model of social transformation, César Aira and Roberto Bolaño conceive of literature as a survival tactic by which the writer draws himself in to his immediate surroundings with the sole objective of reaffirming his identity. ^
Literature, Latin American
Francisco Carrillo Martin,
"La escritura como supervivencia: Cesar Aira y Roberto Bolano"
(January 1, 2012).
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