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Literatura y lingüística

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FUENTES RETAMAL, Pablo. La avalancha (the avalanche) by Diego Muñoz: a novel that portrays the fall of the dictatorship of Carlos Ibáñez. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2021, n.43, pp.55-73. ISSN 0716-5811.

This article proposes a reading of the novel La avalancha (In English: The Avalanche) (1932) by Diego Muñoz, based on the study of catalysis or narrative details, that is, those units that ar- ticulate the diegesis at a political, symbolic and ideological level. In this way, in details as minute as the colors that decorate the story, the characters' hair, the distribution of the romantic space, among other aspects, there are indications of a historical and social context that underlies the events narrated.

Keywords : Chilean literature; Diego Muñoz; La avalancha; catalysis; dictatorship of Carlos Ibáñez.

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