This article proposes the hypothesis that the film El Chacal de Nahueltoro by Miguel Littín, together with the novel Eloy by Carlos Droguett, works as a hinge between former works (both literary and filmic) whose protagonist is a criminal, and other, more modern and known works such as Criminal by Jaime Pinos and Tony Manero by Pablo Larraín. The author argues that the presence of a criminal tradition in literature and film in Chile, with bandits and murderers, shows a way of agreement (via Hobsbawm and Foucault) between this individual and the law, regulation, the system, and the State.
|Translated title of the contribution||El Chacal de Nahueltoro: Hinge and criminal covenant in the Chilean film and literature|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Literature and Literary Theory
- Cultural Studies