Nuestra Señora de la Seguridad Nacional: Ironla y comunidad en La aparición de la Virgen, de Enrique Lihn

Translated title of the contribution: Our Lady of National Security: Irony and community in Enrique Lihn's La aparición de la Virgen

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Abstract

Through a close reading of Enrique Lihn's La apanción de ía Virgen (1987), this article discusses the use of irony as a tool to criticize media manipulation during the Chilean dictatorship. In particular, irony's edge works on the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary, which, in the late 1980s, monopolized the attention of Chilean media. Besides, the use of irony also has a social function as it allows to reinforce a broken community which admits its lack of certainties and accepts the ambiguity of Lihn's irony.

Translated title of the contributionOur Lady of National Security: Irony and community in Enrique Lihn's La aparición de la Virgen
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages12
JournalCaravelle
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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