Movies framing memories: mass culture, film theory, and transnational identity in Alberto Fuguet's Las películas de mi vida Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Lee, John Lance
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • This work views Alberto Fuguet's novel Las películas de mi vida through the lenses of film and mass culture theory, examining how the novel's protagonist, Beltrán Soler, remembers and reconstructs his past through popular movies. The first section provides a brief overview of Fuguet's ties to the McOndo movement and the nueva narrativa chilena in order to outline key elements of Fuguet's place in Latin-American literature. The second section applies the following theorists to the text: Sergei Eisenstein, Gilles Deleuze, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin. These applications do not purport to be exhaustive; instead, one should see them as seeds of interpretative possibility for further development.
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