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Literatura y lingüística

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MAIZ, Claudio. DEMOND, PROPHETS AND MARTYRS: BIBLE REMAINS OF THE MODERN HISPANOAMERICAN ESSAY. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2013, n.27, pp.67-82. ISSN 0716-5811.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-58112013000100004.

The essay was born in Latin America as a critical genre of colonialism. The rebellious spirit whish has a major feat is it from surrendering to "revealed truths". This circumstance, critical thinking, has been maintained over time and is the brand that still sets it apart. Consequently, this feature has taken it from all dogmatism (we refer of course to canonical trials or warrant the category made_in its shape). The Bible remains are rare in the genre because of the "sacralization of the world" that has occupied the American consciousness of our essayists. This has not prevented, however, that the "mythological universe" of the Great Code (the Bible) spoken of Northrop Frye does not influence texts in various ways, so allegorical in some cases which unconsciously in others, but like most stereotypes. We must also allude to the Great Code also affects the structure of the essay genre in terms of prophetic or redemptive praxis whose the best examples of the genre have essentially fused the idea into life.

Keywords : Spanish American essay; biblical myths; theories of art and intellectual.

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