Monsters, borders and dead: the Argentine gothic in "Under the Black Water", by Mariana Enriquez

This article is a proposal for the analysis of the tale "Under the black water", by the Argentine author Mariana Enriquez (1973). The story belongs to the anthology Things We lost in the fire (2016), and puts Buenos Aires conurbano and its characters at the center of the plot, as a key...

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Autor principal: Bustos, Inti Soledad
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/3683
Aporte de:B de Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Ver origen
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Sumario:This article is a proposal for the analysis of the tale "Under the black water", by the Argentine author Mariana Enriquez (1973). The story belongs to the anthology Things We lost in the fire (2016), and puts Buenos Aires conurbano and its characters at the center of the plot, as a key element and trigger for the Gothic action. For this reason, the focus of the analysis is on the urban territory and its derivations. The main theoretical elements that will be useful for this approach are concepts formulated for the study of horror literature (mainly David Punter’s theory on the Gothic genre) and the category of "civilibarbarism" proposed by Elsa Drucaroff to think about many manifestations of the New Argentine Narrative.