The health of the Neo-Baroque: Salón de belleza by Mario Bellatin

The article aims to interrogate the disease present in Mario Bellatin's Salón de belleza (1993) from a genealogical perspective, different from allegorical, thematic and biopolitical readings. Therefore, the namelessness disease presented in the novel —the aesthetics of the void that it suppose...

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Autor principal: Leo Cherri
Formato: Artículo revista
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Centro de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades 2021
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Acceso en línea:https://revistas.unc.edu.ar/index.php/recial/article/view/35975
Aporte de:R de Universidad Nacional de Córdoba Ver origen
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Sumario:The article aims to interrogate the disease present in Mario Bellatin's Salón de belleza (1993) from a genealogical perspective, different from allegorical, thematic and biopolitical readings. Therefore, the namelessness disease presented in the novel —the aesthetics of the void that it supposes— is explored through a literary series that exposes the echo of the neo-baroque in Bellatin's work. Faced with this, the text proposes to question the way in which the Salón de belleza uses the neo-baroque as a strategic ally to establish a counterpoint against the rhetoric of AIDS and, in the same movement, distance itself from it, marking an aesthetic of differential emptiness.