Cortázar e Macedonio : Le discrete rivoluzioni dell’umorismo decostruttivo

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Abstract

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.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationSimbologie e scritture in transito
Pages179-191
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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