Fábula del Poder: Corporalidad, biopolítica y violencia en la narrativa de Sergio Ramírez (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures) (Hardcover)

Fábula del Poder: Corporalidad, biopolítica y violencia en la narrativa de Sergio Ramírez (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures) By Daniel Chávez Landeros Cover Image
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A noncommissioned officer of the Nicaraguan National Guard travels to New York to meet the famous bodybuilder, Charles Atlas. When he approaches his hero, he finds a body pierced with syringes and tubes, a cyborg of fragile artificial life. In the garden of a Central American dictator's mansion, a prisoner is locked in a cage next to a lion's. Nature and animal instinct will take their course. In post-Sandinista Nicaragua, an amputee policeman must face--alone and wounded--a drug gang commanded by his former guerrilla leader. Despite the gravity and violence present in many of Sergio Ram rez Mercado's short stories and novels, his writing is governed by irony and parody. F bula del Poder proposes a novel critical assessment of the narrative work of Ram rez, who won the Cervantes Prize in 2017, emphasizing the mechanisms of representation and criticism of power in contemporary Latin American literature. In an entertaining and dynamic way, the book applies an interdisciplinary, theoretical approach, borrowing concepts from political theory, literary criticism, video games, visual culture, and sports, and reviews the contemporary historiography of Nicaragua and Latin America.

Un suboficial de la Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua viaja a Nueva York para conocer al c lebre fisicoculturista Charles Atlas. Cuando logra acercarse al h roe, encuentra un cuerpo traspasado de jeringas y mangueras, un c borg de fr gil vida artificial. En el jard n de la mansi n de un dictador centroamericano, un prisionero es encerrado en la jaula contigua a la de un le n. La naturaleza y el instinto animal seguir n su curso. En la Nicaragua post-sandinista, un polic a amputado de una pierna debe enfrentar--solo y herido--a una banda de narcotraficantes comandada por su antiguo jefe guerrillero. A pesar de la gravedad y violencia de las historias contadas en muchos de los cuentos y las novelas de Sergio Ram rez Mercado, su obra est regida por la iron a y la parodia. F bula del Poder propone una novedosa valoraci n cr tica de la obra narrativa de Ram rez, quien recibi el Premio Cervantes en 2017, haciendo nfasis en los mecanismos de representaci n y cr tica del poder en la literatura contempor nea de Am rica Latina. De manera amena y din mica el libro utiliza un marco te rico interdisciplinario y aplica conceptos de teor a pol tica, cr tica literaria, videojuegos, cultura visual y deportiva, y repasa la historiograf a contempor nea de Nicaragua y Am rica Latina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612499055
ISBN-10: 1612499058
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2023
Pages: 356
Language: Spanish
Series: Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures