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Diacronia 12, December 27, 2020, A173 (1–7)https://doi.org/10.17684/i12A173en

Issues in Latin America. Sociocultural contrasts and their representations in contemporary literature

Sorina-Crina Ghiață

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Faculty of Letters, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Bd. Carol I 11, 700506 Iași, Romania

History

Received August 8, 2020
Accepted October 3, 2020
Published December 27, 2020

Key words

literary discourse
multiculturalism
postcolonialism
identity
violence
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Abstract

Starting with the independence process of all the territories once colonies and later, overseas territories of the different states of Western Europe, Latin America meant an association of unique paradoxes. Portugal and Spain have dominated in the past, especially from a linguistic and religious perspective,the current space that became avaried cultural environment. In this context, the aim of this study is to capture, in the introductory part, characteristics of the Latin American complex identity(reflected, for example, in the names associated with this space of civilization, in political circumstances and social issues, in particular). In addition, another purpose is to highlight the way in which these aspects are considered in the prose of modern Latin American writers, Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Héctor Abad Faciolince. At the same time,emphasizing the scourge of discrimination or inequality, but especially the perpetual violence, the study concludes with a reference (also found in the literary discourse of the two texts chosen for analysis, Los sordos and El olvido que seremos) to the ethical spirit, but also to the feeling of empathy—subjects approached by both writers—in a world that seems more and more fragmented and depersonalized, as if it has been occupied by a continuous stigma of imbalance.

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    Text:Ghiață, S. (2020). Issues in Latin America. Sociocultural contrasts and their representations in contemporary literature, Diacronia 12 (December 27), A173 (1–7), https://doi.org/10.17684/i12A173en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{ghiata2020,
     author = {Sorina-Crina Ghiață},
     title = {Issues in Latin America. Sociocultural contrasts and their representations in contemporary literature},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2020},
     month = {December},
     number = {12},
     eid = {A173},
     doi = {https://doi.org/10.17684/i12A173en},
     pages = "(1–7)",
     url = {https://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/12/A173/en}
    }

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