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GRASSELLI, Fabiana and SALOMONE, Mariano. Non-fiction literature in Rodolfo Walsh: politicization of art and historical experience. Aisthesis [online]. 2011, n.49, pp. 145-162. ISSN 0718-7181. doi: 10.4067/S0718-71812011000100009.
The works of Rodolfo Walsh are marked by a strong connection between an aesthetic and a political practice. In this work we propose to engage in the constellation of nonfiction texts written by the author in the 60s and 70s period. These texts pursue a conception of art as bearer of a certain «danger» that is anchored to its enormous power to embody an intervention in historical and social reality. We analyze the way in which certain elements relate to each other: the criticism of a sacralization of bourgeois art, the strategies of writing (the montage), and the will to contribute to the reconstruction of a social memory that explains the historical experience of the working classes (their state of emergency, the political violence).
Keywords : Rodolfo Walsh; nonfiction literature; politicization of art; historical experience.