Preso sin nombre celda sin número: Symbolic inversions and the upside down world
English & World Languages
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.
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Carballo, A. (2011). Preso sin nombre celda sin número: inversiones simbólicas y el mundo al revés. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 88(5), 589–600. https://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2011.29