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Literature of Remembrance in la nueva narrativa

Literature of Remembrance in la nueva narrativa – A Transnational Comparison Between Argentina and Guatemala

The PhD dissertation studies the work of Argentinian and Guatemalan writers who explore the consequences of military dictatorships of the 20th century. The thesis analyses the ways in which the literary medium illustrates a cultural memory of trauma. Particular concern is given to the cultural contribution made by younger and youngest authors to the recovery from such trauma in their respective societies. A transnational comparison investigates whether the narrative process of remembrance in Guatemala follows similar developments as in Argentina.