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GODOY R, Carmen Gloria. The dematerialization of the family order and the father figure in Cuando éramos inmortales, by Arturo Fontaine T.. Alpha [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.55-66. ISSN 0718-2201.

This work is a reading of Arturo Fontaine's novel, Cuando éramos inmortales (1998). The essay proposes a reading from the configuration of the paternal image and masculinity. Cuando éramos inmortales occurs in Chile, in the decade of the sixties, a time of important cultural, social and political transformations, including the progressive disappearance of the traditional agrarian structures of. The novel narrates the transformation of family, a central element of the social life of those years. From the viewpoint of the protagonist as a child and teenager, we are witnessing the collapse of the "hacienda", and the dematerialization of the order and the family father figure in the private space.

Keywords : Chilean literature; family; paternity; masculinity.

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