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MERCIER, Claire. Sadistic textual construct: Sade, Lamborghini and Bolaño. Universum [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.2, pp.133-148. ISSN 0718-2376.

This article intends to refocus the discussion about the literary theme of sadism by analyzing three dominant rhetorical figures in the work of the Marquis de Sade: the metaphor, the asyndeton and the iteration. Also, and above all, the goal will be studying the transformation of these rhetorical figures in Tadeys by Osvaldo Lamborghini and 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, in order to understand how the sadistic construct is actualized in the context of Latin American narrative. Th is will allow to establish that the Lamborghini's perversion lies in the consideration of sadism as a grotesque farce, while in "La parte de los crímenes" case, the narrator fights against sadism by rescuing the victims textually.

Keywords : Sadism; rhetorical figures; body.

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