Arturo Ambrogi, Sergio Ramírez y Ana Guadalupe Martínez: tres negociaciones conflictivas de la identidad nacional Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Séeligman, Olga Tatiana
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • This study is an approach to some narrative texts from Central American in the 20th Century. It centers around the evaluation of the impact that the discourse of certain authors has made in the socio-political context of their nations, in a crucial moment of their recent history. Authors such as Arturo Ambrogi (El Salvador, 1875-1936), Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua, 1942- ) and Ana Guadalupe Martínez (El Salvador, 1952 - ) employ strategies to control the literary discourse in an attempt to help shape the national dialogue on identity. The texts written by these Central American writers have been manipulated by elements external to the book (such as editors, editions, political forces) in order to serve contemporary interests. My own observations on these literary documents revolve around those aspects that reflect a position of authority. Through those aspects one can analyze the attempts to manipulate the discussion on national identity towards a single and restrictive perspective. I intend to point to the conflictive relationship between text and the community it represents; I do this by focusing my attention on the ostentatious position of enunciation that the subject of each narrative adopts. Finally, I show how the nexus between literary subject and the voices it incorporates into the narrative, as well as the connection between text and national context is a communication link that undergoes constant reformulation.
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