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April 2022

Acting Upon the Literary Work: Revision, History, and Translation in Antonio DiBenedetto’s Trilogy of Expectation

April 11, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Antonio Di Benedetto’s Trilogía de la espera—first published as a single volume in 2011, fifteen years after his death—is a work that came into existence independently of its author’s volition, an after-the-fact juxtaposition of three novels he never presented as interrelated, under a title he did not choose. Each of the novels within it has a distinct relationship to history, which is posited in Zama (published in Argentina in 1956), and subsequently evolves through El silenciero (1964) and Los suicidas…

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