Naturaleza y vínculos solidarios en dos textos inéditos de manuel rojas: Astromelia y “el niño y el choroy”

Translated title of the contribution: Nature and bonds of solidarity in two unpublished texts by manuel rojas: Astromelia and “el niño y el choroy”

María José Barros, Pía Gutiérrez

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore how Manuel Rojas thinks about, imagines, and fictionalizes the relationship between humans and nature in the context of a society headed towards modernity, using two unpublished texts from the writer's archive: the unfinished novel Astromelia and the short story “El niño y el choroy”. In both, Rojas introduces us to characters who, immersed in vital and culturally-diverse contexts, bond effectively with living beings, both human and non-human. Beyond traditional institutions like marriage and family or a political affinity mediated by anarchism, we are talking about characters who make “oddkin” (Haraway) with others -humans, animals, and plants- on the basis of solidarity and reciprocity. In these texts, Rojas invites us to think about small, collaborative, and mobile affective communities, in which diverse subjectivities, not necessarily human, are intertwined.

Translated title of the contributionNature and bonds of solidarity in two unpublished texts by manuel rojas: Astromelia and “el niño y el choroy”
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)311-334
Number of pages24
JournalRevista Chilena de Literatura
Issue number103
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

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