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El Asma de Leviatán de Roberto Armijo: Ítaca entre dos orillas, Centroamérica y Babilonia

Abstract : The novel of the Salvadorian author Roberto Armijo postulates a reencounter with the authenticity of his origins from the perspective of the exile and new cultural references that shape the image of the missed homeland without marking an opposition between the two worlds. A lot of juxtaposed voices are used by the author, without the reader knowing the identity or location of the narrators that alternate between Central America and Babylonia/ Paris. Throughout this polyphony, the novel elaborates a mix of legends, tales and stories from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and uses crossed references to the Popol Vuh and the Bible. By means of the figure of the Leviathan monster, the rewriting of the biblical myth appears as a writer’s strategy to reencounter his Ithaca, without rejecting the contributions of the exile and his traveled pathway.
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Emilie Boyer. El Asma de Leviatán de Roberto Armijo: Ítaca entre dos orillas, Centroamérica y Babilonia. Stefano Tedeschi. El largo viaje de los mitos. Mitos clásicos y mitos prehispánicos en las literaturas latinoamericanas, 2020, 978-88-9377-134-4. ⟨hal-03215330⟩

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