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Author Jenckes, Kate, 1969- author.

Title Witnessing beyond the human : addressing the alterity of the other in post-coup Chile and Argentina / by Kate Jenckes.

Publication Info. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series SUNY Series, Literature ... in Theory.
SUNY series, literature ... in theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Messianicity beyond militant messianism: apostrophe and survival in Juan Gelman's poetry -- Myopic witnessing and the intermittent possibilities of community in Sergio Chejfec's Los planetas and Boca de lobo -- Living and writing in the deserts of modernity: Roberto Bolaño and the alter-immunological potential of literature -- Image and alterity beyond the sepulture of the human: Eugenio Dittborn's photocollages -- Conclusion.
Summary Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represent life, death, and the relation between self and other "beyond the human," that is beyond the sense that we can know and represent ourselves and others, with powerful implications for our unders.
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Subject Gelman, Juan, 1930-2014 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chejfec, Sergio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dittborn, Eugenio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Spanish American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Other (Philosophy) in literature.
Other (Philosophy) in art.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Added Title Alterity of the other in post-coup Chile and Argentina
Other Form: Print version: Jenckes, Kate, 1969- Witnessing beyond the human. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2017 9781438465715 (DLC) 2016031421
ISBN 9781438465722 electronic bk.
1438465726 electronic bk.
9781438465715 (hardcover ; alk. paper)