In "El siglo de las luces", an apparently historical novel, Alejo Carpentier analyzes the American experience of European modernity through the dislocation of both French Revolution objects and ideas. In this novel, the writer considers the Caribbean (and, so, Latin America) as a paradisiac space coping with theories and ideologies generated in Other centres. Therefore, the Revolution movements towards the suburbs, the intersections of perspectives, visions and translations, organized as a network without a proper centre, lead to a new interpretation of the "American contradistinction" based on accumulation, contradiction and paradox. This article illustrates the challenges to the Revolution paradigm as proposed by Alejo Carpentier, the essential starting point to consider the construction of the “American Being".
|Titolo:||Repensar la identidad en los periplos de la revolución : El siglo de las luces de Alejo Carpentier|
SCARABELLI, LAURA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Cuban narrative; historical fiction; Carpentier; independence; revolution; identity in relation; Glissant|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/06 - Lingua e Letterature Ispano-Americane|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2013|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|