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RODRIGUEZ FREIRE, Raúl. Literature and power: On the production of testimony in Latin America. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, n.501, pp.113-126. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622010000100007.
The primary objective of this paper is to give an account of the usefulness/uselessness of the definition of testimonial narrative, and to signal its origins or emergence dating from the nineteen sixties. On the other hand, I show that the pretension of seeking its genealogy in colonial chronicles and discourses is to misunderstand its function. Finally, from writings of Giorgio Agamben, I propose a different way to read Latin American testimonial narrative.
Palabras clave : Testimonio; archive; truth.