Lumpérica de Diamela Eltit, o el arte de la ambivalencia como potencial ético y estético en el contexto de la biopolítica neoliberal

Martina Bortignon

Abstract


In this essay, I suggest an interpretation of Lumpérica (1983) by the Chilean novelist Diamela Eltit, as an aesthetic response to the biopolitical strategies of the neoliberal regime during the Pinochet's dictatorship, as well as in more recent years. Based on the performative actions of a beggar – a figure of social marginality –, the novel enacts an ambivalence that I analyze in relation to space, language and identity, pointing out its “perverting” potentiality in relation to the social and symbolic order.


Keywords


Diamela Eltit; biopolitics; abjection; perversion; Deleuze

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/2386

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