Of violence, of Normalization and "Of Borders"

Maria Catalina Rincon-Chavarro


In this analisis of De fronteras, the collection of short stories by the     Salvadorian writer Claudia Hernández, I study how the writer, through the use of a grotesque aesthtic, critiques the way violence has become normalized in a  neoliberal state. I show that in the enunciation of the normalization of the  grotesque, Hernández posits the notion of contemporary time as a discursive space already constructed by history but also ready to be constructed by the reader.


Violence, Reader, Grotesque, Estrangement, Contemporary, Normalization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ct/2013.27


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