From the media manipulation prompted by the Chilean dictatorship during the months prior to the sighting of Halley’s comet, this article reads the irony present in the poetry collection of Elvira Hernández’s !Arre! Halley! Arre! (1986) as a strategy that aims at not only confirming the identity of a fractured community, but also at criticizing the dictatorial intention to assimilate the success of emerging neoliberal policies with “unique and unrepeatable” astronomical sightings.
|Translated title of the contribution||Meanwhile on earth: Irony and simulacra in elvira hernández’s ¡arre! Halley ¡arre!|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)