Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

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Rassegna iberistica | 41 | 110 | 2018

Between Reason and Madness
Hallucinated Detectives in the Narrative of Juan José Saer and Ricardo Piglia

Alfonso Macedo Rodríguez
Universidad La Salle Pachuca, México
alfonsomacedo@hotmail.com

DOI 10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/003

Submitted 09 Aug 2017
Accepted 22 Feb 2018

Abstract

This paper analyses intertextuality between two novels, Juan José Saer’s La pesquisa and Ricardo Piglia’s Blanco nocturno, in the context of detective fiction, that both writers explore in their narrative. The paper is divided in four parts: “Cruces introductorios” is an introductory form to produce connections between the most important authors of the last quarter of 20th-century Argentine; in “Primeros rastros” communicating vases are set between both poetics in detective genre; in “Subgéneros policiales” some important aspects of La pesquisa and Blanco nocturno are analysed while some differences are identified: the first work belongs to enigma novel and the last work connects with hard boiled; finally, the paper analyses Detective Morvan and Detective Croce aiming at identifying opposite pairs: intelligence and dementia, reason and madness, civilisation and barbarism. Thus, these concepts are establishing new relationships between Saer and Piglia based on their approaches to detective genre and their criticism to capitalist system.

Keywords
Saer. Piglia. Detective genre. Conversation. Reason and madness.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Macedo Rodríguez Alfonso

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Between Reason and Madness

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Journal Article

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es

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http://doi.org/10.14277/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/003

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This paper analyses intertextuality between two novels, Juan José Saer’s La pesquisa and Ricardo Piglia’s Blanco nocturno, in the context of detective fiction, that both writers explore in their narrative. The paper is divided in four parts: “Cruces introductorios” is an introductory form to produce connections between the most important authors of the last quarter of 20th-century Argentine; in “Primeros rastros” communicating vases are set between both poetics in detective genre; in “Subgéneros policiales” some important aspects of La pesquisa and Blanco nocturno are analysed while some differences are identified: the first work belongs to enigma novel and the last work connects with hard boiled; finally, the paper analyses Detective Morvan and Detective Croce aiming at identifying opposite pairs: intelligence and dementia, reason and madness, civilisation and barbarism. Thus, these concepts are establishing new relationships between Saer and Piglia based on their approaches to detective genre and their criticism to capitalist system.

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Rassegna iberistica

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Vol. 41 | Num. 110 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-11

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2017-08-09

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2018-02-22

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0392-4777

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2037-6588

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Saer

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Piglia

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Detective genre

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Conversation

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Reason and madness

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