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Literatura y lingüística

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POBLETE ALDAY, Patricia. Evil places, clichés and narrative silences in contemporary crónica about current latin american immigration. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2018, n.37, pp.75-90. ISSN 0716-5811.  http://dx.doi.org/10.29344/0717621x.37.1372.

On the assumption of some kind of continuity (in terms of narrative strategies) between the fantastic story and the current chronicle of immigration in Latin America, this article analyzes two striking aspects in this last one: the “evil place”, and clichés and “narrative silences”, which correspond to the so called “fantastic from the semantic” (or content), and the “fantastic from the language”, respectively. On this aim, we use the theoretical contributions on fantastic story in two moments: its “canonical” formulation, from Todorov’s landmark work (1968), and its reformulations in the contemporary era, when the technological advances modify our conception of “reality”. Finally, we propose how the ethics acquire a capital relevance in the configuration of the world narrated in these chronicles and, consequently, also in our vision of the “real world”.

Keywords : Narrative chronicle; Immigration; Evil; Fantastic stories.

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