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Pérou : traumas et violence d'État dans le roman Grandes Miradas de Alonso Cueto

Abstract : The novel that Alonso Cueto wrote in 2005 is good food for thoughts about the relationship between a particular man and memories : his own memory and the memory of his country. The meeting between the hero and his father’s lover –the father took part in the dirty war against Shining Path in the 1980’s– gives Adrián Ornache the opportunity to discover his own personal history. Metaphorically speaking, the text can be read as an esthetic representation of Peruvian memory. As such, it will help the reader to better understand the country violent situation. Besides, the book recalls the action of the CVR when the woman tells her own story in order to bear witness of her trauma. In this article our main goal is to try and link both positions. In this novel, truth and history revolve around the woman's body. Indeed, it is a devastated body, such as the Peruvian memory is, and therefore, it gradually becomes a dead body. In order to escape her own past which she cannot forget, she decides to commit suicide and thus transforms the main character into the new spokesman for memory.
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Pierre Lopez. Pérou : traumas et violence d'État dans le roman Grandes Miradas de Alonso Cueto. Cahiers d'Etudes Romanes, Centre aixois d'études romanes, 2020, ⟨10.4000/amerika.1419⟩. ⟨hal-03223828⟩



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