Whether it is the chaos created by the extreme and comical disconnection of the paradoxesof the ‘ausencia’ of Macedonio or the magical fragmentation of the stories in Cortázar’s Historiasde cronopios y de famas, conceptual humor triggers a powerful gnoseological revolution inthe reader with undisputable power. From the ‘logos’ of the absence of Macedonio in Cortázar, onepasses to the possibility of forgetting the ‘other world’, hidden behind absence – a change in focusthat presumes a more profound structural shift which further destabilizes the reader. The route ofdeconstruction and simulation begun by Macedonio Fernandez in his texts seems to reach its conclusionin the works of Cortázar: from the antimimetic writing and the creation of a self-referencingsystem, one passes to the possibility of seeing the ‘other reality’ which is hidden beyond our visionof the world, the mystery which makes age-old certainties crumble, the origin of the eternal humansearch for the truth.
|Title of host publication||Simbologie e scritture in transito|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|