The autobiographical text Permiso para vivir (antimemorias) (1993), from the peruvian novelist Alfredo Bryce Echenique constitutes a questioning of the autobiographical writing as a mean to access a truth. From there it is necessary to transparency the theory that's implicit on the title Anti-Memoirs. For that purpose intertextual references are taken from the work of André Maulraux and Oscar Wild. From this operation comes the concepts of «artistic lie» and «exaggeration». On a second moment, and in light of this theory, an intent of judgement is put on the practicity of the text itself. Task that will reveal the paradoxs that underlie this Antimemoirs: The game of showing and hiding, the truth and the lie.
|Translated title of the contribution||Theory and practice of a liar: Permiso para vivir (antimemorias) of a. Bryce echenique|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Literatura y Linguistica|
|State||Published - 2017|