Las Escrituras del Margen. En Torno a los Territorios Canónicos de la Literatura Latinoamericana
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Las Escrituras del Margen: En torno a los territorios canónicos de la literature contemporánea Latinoamericana. Lorenzo García Vega, Jorge Gaitán Durán, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila, is the study of some works that have been marginalized in contemporary Latin American canons. These writings, without being absolutely unknown however, occupy a marginal level of attention to secular junior and academic criticism (and therefore are rarely studied or proposed in the reading lists of literature programs ). Among these texts are the following: memoirs, diaries, travel journals and epigrammatic writings such as scholia, and aphorisms. In this project are analyzed the oeuvres of three Latin American authors: Diario de Viaje by Jorge Gaitán Durán (travel diary), El Oficio de Perder (memories) by, Lorenzo García Vega, and Escolios a un texto implicito (scholia) by Nicolás Gómez Dávila . This thesis examines how the historical and geopolitical contexts in which these texts were written, and also, the life experience of the authors, contribute to determining not only its marginalization of the canons, but also, how these texts, because of their unique nature, enter into an active dialogue with their respective traditions, and in the process of this dialogue enrich them, but also problematize them. As a result, new ways to think the canons and canonical criteria are opened. As main theoretical sources the works of authors, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Edward Said and Harold Bloom were used. From the first authors, their ideas on minor literature, the rhizome and flows. From Edward Said's his works on late style, exile and from Harold Bloom the books: The Western Canon and The Anxiety of Influence. During the investigation was paid special attention to concepts such as exile, acculturation and literary influences. Were also investigated topics such as travel, relationships between age and creative processes, writing and the visual arts, distinctions between fiction and nonfiction, sedentary lifestyle, and nomadism among others.
Ayarza-Riveros, Luis Carlos (2013). Las Escrituras del Margen. En Torno a los Territorios Canónicos de la Literatura Latinoamericana. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from