Herencia narrativa, fragmentación y fractalidad en las biografías infames de Roberto Bolaño y Juan Rodolfo Wilcock

July 2013
RILCE. Revista de Filología Hispánica;jul-dic2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p495
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This work tries to establish a genealogical link between La sinagoga de los iconoclastas, by Juan Rododlfo Wilcock, and La literatura nazi en América, by Roberto Bolaño. Here, we review the characteristics of this microgenre which deals with fictitious biography. Marcel Schwob began this micro-genre with Vidas imaginarias, and Jorge Luis Borges re-elaborated it. On the other hand, we do a comparative reading of these two works and an analysis of their formal and thematic structures from a point of view that links the literary worlds of Wilcock and Bolaño with the physics of complex systems. In order to this, we use, among others, the concepts of fractality, fragmentarity and auto-similarity. In a similar vein, this article inquires about reflections of Bolaño and Wilcock on the literary canon and the history of Science respectively, beginning with the parodie use of characters.


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