This paper examines the novel Cielo de serpientes (2008), written by Chilean author Antonio Gil, focusing on the mediations the text establishes between the narrator and the past he evokes, and his choice of specific spaces and moments of that past as crossroads which actualize archetypical encounters, meaningful in Latin American history. This essay also explores other mediations, such as the use of the quipu as support of the memory deployed in the text, suggesting that through this mediation Cielo de serpientes would reinforce a rejection of the possibility of accessing the past through narratives, a rejection that has become consistent in Gil's production.
|Translated title of the contribution||Crossroads and mediations: Cielo de Serpientes by Antonio Gil|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Anales de Literatura Chilena|
|State||Published - Dec 2010|