Estrella distante, una novela preparada para ser vista

Translated title of the contribution: Distant star, a novel made to be seen

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The following article analyzes the visual strategies present in the novel Distant Star, by Roberto Bolaño, as built from a described visual appearance, at times ecphrastic, and displayed, on one hand, in the shape of scenes and expositions and, on the other, as photographic and cinematographic images. In either case, the characters are forced to take their place as observers, witnesses or spectators. Thus, it is from this visual or visible presence in the novel in which the gaze plays a fundamental role, that certain crossovers between image and text are established, conceived as political and cultural tensions.

Translated title of the contributionDistant star, a novel made to be seen
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)109-128
Number of pages20
JournalRevista de Humanidades
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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