Playful Memories : The Autofictional Turn in Post-Dictatorship Argentina, Hardback Book

Playful Memories : The Autofictional Turn in Post-Dictatorship Argentina Hardback

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies series


This volume examines the blending of fact and fiction in a series of cultural artefacts by post-dictatorship writers and artists in Argentina, many of them children of disappeared or persecuted parents.

Jordana Blejmar argues that these works, which emerged after the turn of the millennium, pay testament to a new cultural formation of memory characterised by the use of autofiction and playful aesthetics.

She focuses on a range of practitioners, including Laura Alcoba, Lola Arias, Felix Bruzzone, Albertina Carri, Maria Giuffra, Victoria Grigera Dupuy, Mariana Eva Perez, Lucila Quieto, and Ernesto Seman, who look towards each other's works across boundaries of genre and register as part of the way they address the legacies of the 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Approaching these works not as second-hand or adoptive memories but as memories in their own right, Blejmar invites us to recognise the subversive power of self-figuration, play and humour when dealing with trauma.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 233 pages, 16 Tables, color; 20 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 233 p.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9783319409634

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