Dziedzictwo Pabla Escobara. Trauma i perspektywa ofiar w powieści "Hałas spadających rzeczy" Juana Gabriela Vásqueza

Adriana Sara Jastrzębska
2020 Zenodo  
Pablo Escobar's Heritage. Trauma and the Perspective of the Victims in El ruido de las cosas al caer by Juan Gabriel Vásquez In the contemporary hispanic literature, one of the dominant phenomena is the so-called "narconovela"or "narconarrative" tendency, i.e. fictions that show the violent reality of the drug trafficking and the broadly defined (social, cultural, ethical, axiological, etc.) consequences of the cartels' activities. The narconovela reached its peak at the end of the 1990s and
more » ... of the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century. In recent years, however, the Colombian narconovela has seen the emergence of a tendency of a settlement with the Pablo Escobar era, attempts to work out the time of the great drug cartels and the war waged by the drug barons against the Colombian state; a war that has affected public figures but has also, and perhaps above all, affected ordinary citizens. In the generation of writers born in the late 1960s and 1970s, the era of narcoterrorism is an important point of reference as a formative period in which they were children, adolescents, entering adulthood with a sense of constant threat, uncertainty and omnipresent violence. Nowadays, in novels such as El ruido de las cosas al caer (Polish translation by Tomasz Pindel) by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (born in 1973), published in 2011, or the posterior El cielo a tiros by Jorge Franco (born in 1964), published in 2018, the authors return to their experiences from that period, creating literary attempts to summarize, settle accounts with those times and the legacy they left behind in the generation of children and young people of that time. In the paper 'Pablo Escobar's Heritage. Trauma and the Perspective of the Victims in El ruido de las cosas al caer by Juan Gabriel Vásquez', Adriana Sara Jastrzębska analyses the novel as an example of the first literary attempt of overcoming trauma and settling accounts with the past, indicating at the same time the privileged perspective and the voice of the victims and the subversion of [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4338001 fatcat:u3kdwqjjrfcxnlssgp4anahmqe