Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 2(5), pp. 131 - 140
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020501
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(Re)Collecting Argentina´s Recent Past: The Role of Literature

Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir *
University of Iceland, Faculty of Foreign Languages


(Re)collecting Argentina’s recent conflictive past has been and continues to be an effort that involves the country’s entire intellectual potential and energy. Writers of fiction, no less than the historians, politicians, sociologists, anthropologists and human rights activists, actively contributed to the demand to repeal the amnesty laws of the 1980s. That repeal and the setting up of formal procedures for the investigation and adjudication of the past’s wrongdoing were finally achieved in 2003.Among the many intellectuals active in this political process is the Argentinean writer Cristina Feijóo. In her narrative, particularly her novel Memorias del ríoinmóvil (2001), she (re)presents Argentina’s collective memory as it confronts the junta period and questions the availability of personal and social ‘spaces’ for those who survived torture, exile and persecution during the military dictatorship.

Cristina Feijóo, Argentina, Memoriasdel Ríoinmóvil, Literature, Historical Narrative, Self-Historical Novel, Reconciliation and Adjudication of the Past

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[1] Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir , "(Re)Collecting Argentina´s Recent Past: The Role of Literature," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 131 - 140, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020501.

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Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir (2014). (Re)Collecting Argentina´s Recent Past: The Role of Literature. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 2(5), 131 - 140. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020501.