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Alpha (Osorno)

versión On-line ISSN 0718-2201


GUZMAN, Diana Paola. The Soldier Writer: Configurations of an Ideal Identity in the Stories of Colombian Literature. Alpha [online]. 2008, n.27, pp. 167-184. ISSN 0718-2201.

The figure of the soldier writer in literature stories constitutes a foundational paradigm in the construction of the idea about the Latin-American intellectual. Such paradigm is the object of a dynamic that we named the circle of metamorphosis, which evidences the process that begins with the soldier writer in battle --represented by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada-- and ends with the hero writer as a constructer of public opinion and narrator of national history. All these images take part in the construction of national identity and in the ideal of the Latin-American intellectual linked to the battle and performance characteristics of Emancipation. Thus, this article aims to open the door for future discussions around the rol of literature stories inside the social and historical development of the continent.

Palabras clave : nation; intellectual; independence; writer; soldier; hero.

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