Title

Preso sin nombre celda sin número: Symbolic inversions and the upside down world

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Department

English & World Languages

Abstract

During exile and after being illegally held captive, Jacobo Timerman, the controversial director and editor of La Opinión, wrote Preso sin nombre celda sin número (1981). In his testimony, Timerman not only tells about his personal suffering but also evaluates and denounces the actions of those who chose to remain oblivious to the socio-political reality of Argentina. The author in his testimony presents a 'carnivalesque' context that has two objectives: first as thematic ambience that emphasizes the concept of parodic satire which corresponds with his vision as a captive, an intellectual and a 'moderate'; and in second place, he deliberately avails himself of a symbolic discourse to underpin the riotous excess of violence.

DOI

10.3828/bhs.2011.29

First Page

589

Last Page

599

Volume

88

Issue

5

Publication Title

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

ISSN

14753839

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