Journal | Rassegna iberistica
Journal issue | 37 | 102 | 2014
Research Article | Foreignness as Extimacy

Foreignness as Extimacy


In the stories that comprise Paloma Vidal’s book Más al sur (2011) we find a variety of characters in transit who speculate about their status as foreigners. Their foreignness is not presented only as an identity’s destabilization, but also it is proposed as a way of inadequacy respect to memory and inheritance. This foreingnness allows us to think a space that combines both alienation and belonging in cultural, linguistic and family dimensions. The term extimacy is relevant to understand this position because it refers to an intimacy that has a quality of exteriority.

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Published Dec. 3, 2014 | Language: es

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