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En el fulgor del caldén. Las figuras del desierto en El país del diablo de Perla Suez

Maria Amalia Barchiesi    Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italia    



This study analyses from a semiotic perspective Perla Suez novel El país del diablo (2015). It focuses on the narrative and descriptive process which are at the heart of the inversion the text carries out in a specific intertextual relation with the discursive devices of the official story known as the ‘Conquista del Desierto’. This was a military campaign which took place between 1878 and 1885 to take control of vast areas of the Pampas and Argentinian Patagonia from the indigenous populations. It also analyses textual devices that support a perspective shift resulting in a mythical, ecological and animistic vision of the Mapuche tribes.

Keywords: Desert conquest. Narrative perspective. Mapuche myths. Landscape. Ecology. | Conquista del desierto. Puesta en perspectiva narrativa. Figurativización. Mitos mapuches. Paisaje. Ecología.

Language: es

Submitted: May 31, 2018
Accepted: Feb. 19, 2019
Published: June 21, 2019

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2019/111/007

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