Alma Maritano: the notebook of school fictions

The publication of the novel El visitante (1984), by Alma Maritano, marks the entrance of literature for young people into Argentinian high school, but also establishes the beginning of a literary genre continuing until now: school fictions, stories for young people, explicitly aimed to be read in c...

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Autor principal: Nieto, Facundo
Formato: Artículo revista
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo 2018
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Acceso en línea:https://revistas.uncu.edu.ar/ojs3/index.php/boletingec/article/view/1296
Aporte de:B de Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Ver origen
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Sumario:The publication of the novel El visitante (1984), by Alma Maritano, marks the entrance of literature for young people into Argentinian high school, but also establishes the beginning of a literary genre continuing until now: school fictions, stories for young people, explicitly aimed to be read in classrooms, which fictionalize the school environment. This article proposes to analyse the general characteristics of school fictions and, in particular, the characteristics of three of the novels that make up the saga written by Maritano: El visitante (1984), Vaqueros y trenzas (1986) y En el sur (1988). Specifically, we examine the chronotope, the school image and the fictional devices to mould the practice of teaching literature at the beginning of the Post-dictatorship period.