In 2666, Roberto Bolaño configures, situated at the Mexican desert of Sonora, a latinamerican and post-apocalyptic scenario, a paradigmatic state of exception where, in an almost forensic style, innumerable corpses of women proliferate during more than 350 monotonous and inexhaustible pages: byproducts of a large scale femicide, nude lives deprived of political existence. In the structure of this posthumous novel, unfinished, demesured in its extension, Bolaño, through fragmentarities, digressions, interruptions, reveals an authentic poetic of inconclusion: there is no narrative totality capable to address the unlimited character of crime and absolute evil experienced during the twentieth century. This way, read under the lacanian logic of the pas-tout, this poetic of inconclusion enables the irruption of the real that interrupts the narration, the ideological closure of a perverse socio-symbolic order.
|Translated title of the contribution||2666: the Post-Apocalypse according to Roberto Bolaño|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2018|