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Acta literaria

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COHEN DE CHERVONAGURA, Elisa  and  CONDE DE BOECK, Agustín. THE IMAGINARY DIASPORA: THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF WRITING IN LENTA BIOGRAFÍA (SLOWBIOGRAPHY; 1990) BY SERGIO CHEJFEC. Acta lit. [online]. 2020, n.60, pp.53-73. ISSN 0717-6848.  http://dx.doi.org/10.29393/al60-3diec20003.

Abstract: Within the frame of a research on Babel (1988-1991), main magazine in the literary diffusion during the Argentine democratic restoration, we will re-read in this paper one of the group's key novels: Slow Biography (Lenta biografía -1990), Sergio Chejfec's first work and one of the most outstanding texts of what critics as Leonardo Senkman (1983), Saúl Sosnowski (2012) or Daniela Goldfine (2012) have called "Jewish-Argentine novel". We consider that this novel sets out, in terms of positioning within the Argentine literary field, productive parallels with Matilde Sánchez's La ingratitud (The Ingratitude) as regards questioning realism and politi cal representation in fiction. In addition, we hypothesize that Lenta biografía, based on a conception of writing as impossibility, has been read strategically by Babel as a way to bring the poetics of Juan José Saer and César Aira into dialogue.

Keywords : Babel - Chejfec - representation - Holocaust - Argentine Literature.

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