Journeys to the Beyond: mutant identity and fictionalization in the work of Mario Bellatin

In the frame of a symbolic reading, this work seeks to highlight the awareness of the fictional nature of any identity in the narrative of Mario Bellatin, particularly in the texts Jacob the mutant, The uruguayan book of the dead and The transparent bird’s gaze. An investigation is made of the symbo...

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Autor principal: Useche, Alejandro
Formato: Artículo revista
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo 2020
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Acceso en línea:https://revistas.uncu.edu.ar/ojs3/index.php/boletingec/article/view/1812
Aporte de:B de Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Ver origen
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Sumario:In the frame of a symbolic reading, this work seeks to highlight the awareness of the fictional nature of any identity in the narrative of Mario Bellatin, particularly in the texts Jacob the mutant, The uruguayan book of the dead and The transparent bird’s gaze. An investigation is made of the symbolic constellations (Durand, 1993, 2012; Garagalza, 1990) that allow the maximum use that Bellatin makes of the artificial and malleable character and, therefore, mutant of the identity, privileging diverse manifestations of the myth of the initiatory journey, above all, those carried out both by the terrestrial migrant and by the ultra-terrestrial. With regard to the latter, a homology between the entrance to the Beyond or the Mundus Imaginalis and the processes of fictionalization is proposed.