Marginalidad y ética de la marginalidad en la nueva ciudad narrada por la novela negra latinoamericana

  • Amir Valle
Palabras clave: Neo-detective, Detective novel, Submerged city, Megahistory, Marginalised city, Marginalisation, McOndo, Latin American narrative of the Nineties, Trojan Horse

Resumen

In recent Latin American narrative, detective novels are becoming increasingly prominent, and display a novelty due basically to their rereading and rediscovering of new social limits in the Latin American countries in which they are produced. Latin America neo-detective narrative, according to a group of critics in this field, has endowed the continent’s intellectual and social debate with a new kind of city: a city that is submerged and marginalised, not voluntarily, but as a consequence of greater forces, as fate; a city which shares the same temporal framework as that other city, far more frequently novelised, which speaks of high society and of the major problems of the high classes in a more panoramic and historical manner. This city is a ctiy of losers. A city which, with small variations according to the historical and socioeconomic conditions of each particular country, writers are discovering (and reliving) in their novels, thus mirroring the fast-moving process of marginalisation in contemporary Latin America society.
Publicado
2008-01-15
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