"Nos llevó el ensanche": Medellín en las novelas urbanas de Manuel Mejía Vallejo

Eliana Urrego Arango
2020 Catedral Tomada: Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana  
The Colombian writer Manuel Mejía Vallejo published between 1973 and 1987 a series of urban novels about the image of his city: Medellín. This paper analyzes the narration of urban space around three central motifs: progress, uprooting and nostalgia. It also studies how the novelist narrates the symbolic erased of the citizen and the devastation of the traditional city due to the expansion of the streets and the uncontrolled demolition of the neighborhoods. For the characters of these novels,
more » ... mory is the only way to maintain their identity within the logic of a modern city.
doi:10.5195/ct/2019.410 fatcat:jnmkv7nvsjahbgynse23hn2giy