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D’Arenas à Estévez : filiation politique, philosophique et littéraire

Abstract : From Arenas to Estévez : Political, philosophical and literary kinship Beyond their obvious differences, an almost spiritual kinship links the worlds of Abilio Estévez and Reinaldo Arenas, the « bad boy » of Cuban literature. Heirs to Gombrowicz and Piñera, Arenas and Estévez oppose their ideal of immaturity and nomadism and their dreams of building castles in the air to the revolutionary dullness and constraints. Those virtuoso authors share a common perception of the Cuban identity as being over-determined by national History and by a grandiloquent and fake dramatization of the Revolution. In the context of a phony official discourse, Arenas and Estévez claim the right to contemplate « auratic » works and the power of simulacrum as a definition of modernity.
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Lionel Souquet. D’Arenas à Estévez : filiation politique, philosophique et littéraire. Littératures d'Amérique latine, 2013, Abilio Estévez, l’écriture et la vie, pp.1. ⟨hal-01132805⟩



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