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¿Mito o monstruo?

Cuando la literatura colombiana se confronta con la figura de Pablo Escobar

Françoise Bouvet    Université Rennes 2, France    

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abstract

Pablo Escobar died in 1993 but his figure is still present in today’s artistic environment. This article studied the ‘character Escobar’ as he appears in the Columbian fiction, and more precisely in six novels published between 1993 and 2017 by writers such as Restrepo, Vallejo, Franco, Vásquez, Forero Quintero and Mesa. By analysing the allusions to the capo, his (dis)appearences, different names, descriptions…, this study examines how these authors deal with the heroic or monstrous facets of the so-called Patrón del Mal, and his mythical and sacred dimension, raising the question of an eventual responsibility of the writers in the mythification process of Escobar.

Published
May 14, 2019
Accepted
Feb. 26, 2019
Submitted
Feb. 6, 2019
Language
ES
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-320-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-319-9
Copyright: © 2019 Françoise Bouvet. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.