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The materiality of memory in Mauricio Rosencof's Las cartas que no Ilegaron (Uruguay, 1930-2000)

Forné, Anna LU (2010) In Historia Crítica p.44-59
Abstract
This article examines the way that Uruguayan author Mauricio Rosencof reconstructs family genealogy and self identity in Las cartas que no Ilegaron. The materiality of memory has an important place in the novel: the superimposed stories take shape through spaces and objects tied to the protagonist's childhood and the family history. The author employs a double entendre in which referential immediacy is combined with complex, fictionalizing strategies. The latter, corresponding to the three most important elements regarding memory in the novel, are analyzed separately: the family album, the cards, and the word.
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literature, identity, memory, Uruguay, dictatorship
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Historia Crítica
issue
40
pages
44 - 59
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Departamento de Historia de la Universidad de los Andes
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1900-6152
language
Spanish
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5e7c6b5a-7929-458e-945a-2bff44af1767 (old id 1601813)
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http://historiacritica.uniandes.edu.co/view.php/642/1.php
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  abstract     = {This article examines the way that Uruguayan author Mauricio Rosencof reconstructs family genealogy and self identity in Las cartas que no Ilegaron. The materiality of memory has an important place in the novel: the superimposed stories take shape through spaces and objects tied to the protagonist's childhood and the family history. The author employs a double entendre in which referential immediacy is combined with complex, fictionalizing strategies. The latter, corresponding to the three most important elements regarding memory in the novel, are analyzed separately: the family album, the cards, and the word.},
  author       = {Forné, Anna},
  issn         = {1900-6152},
  keyword      = {literature,identity,memory,Uruguay,dictatorship},
  language     = {spa},
  number       = {40},
  pages        = {44--59},
  publisher    = {Departamento de Historia de la Universidad de los Andes},
  series       = {Historia Crítica},
  title        = {The materiality of memory in Mauricio Rosencof's Las cartas que no Ilegaron (Uruguay, 1930-2000)},
  year         = {2010},
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