Multiple Perspectives on the Paramilitary Conflict in Two Recent Colombian Novels: Viaje al interior de una gota de Sangre (2011) by Daniel Ferreira and El espantapájaros by Ricardo Silva Romero (2012)

Ingrid Urgelles, Danilo Santos

Abstract


In this article we explore the paramilitary representation as a form of narrative violence of the so-called Internal Armed Conflict in Colombia in two XXI century novels: Viaje al interior de una gota de Sangre (2011) by Daniel Ferreira and El espantapájaros by Ricardo Silva Romero (2012). Both texts tell about the massacre of peoples, with the indiscriminate extermination of men, women, children and elderly men and women. The stories are articulated from multiple perspectives, which include both the victims and the murderers as enunciators. This swarm of voices establishes a connection with the massacre as an experience of collective extermination in which perspectivism allows for the inclusion of victimizing masculinities, particularly the paramilitary group. This article seeks to highlight the ‘literarized” element from multiperspectivism by which these Colombian novelists face the disaster of the massacre, providing an implicit reading of ideological evaluation to the saturated explicitness of the literary procedure.


Keywords


Paramilitary Novel; Massacre; Plurality of Voices or Perspectivis; Ricardo Silva Romero and Daniel Ferreira

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ct/2020.486

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