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Nueva revista del Pacífico

Print version ISSN 0716-6346On-line version ISSN 0719-5176

Abstract

FUENTES RETAMAL, Pablo  and  FAUNDEZ VALENZUELA, Edson. “A PAUSE OF HUMANITY IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INFINITE HORROR”. EUGENIO GONZÁLEZ AND ROBERTO MEZA: POLITICAL PRISONERS ON THE ISLAND MÁS AFUERA. Nueva rev. Pac. [online]. 2021, n.74, pp.26-46. ISSN 0716-6346.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-51762021000100026.

This article studies the stories Más Afuera (1930) by Eugenio González and Los trágicos días en Mas Afuera. (1931) by Roberto Meza, the testimonies of two writers during the dictatorship of Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1927-1931). The analysis focal point is concentrated on the resistance strategies that the prisoners on the island Más Afuera deployed in order to counteract the negative effects associated with their captivity. Therefore, we will analyse the individual and collective actions which contributed to preserve the physical and moral integrity of those who stayed confined in such a horrible and humiliating place.

Keywords : Chilean Literature; Ibanez’s dictatorship; testimony; resistance; power.

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