Avaliação: Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)
versão impressa ISSN 1414-4077
CATANI, Afrânio Mendes e HEY, Ana Paula. The Evaluator, the novel by Noé Jitrik. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 745-763. ISSN 1414-4077. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-40772011000300014.
The purpose of this text is to present, in general terms, the novel The Evaluator (2002), by the Argentinian professor and critic Noé Jitrik (1928), a professor at the University of Buenos Aires. Making use of Segismundo Gutierrez, a retired professor who is a member of the Council responsible for the nationwide higher education academic evaluations, Nitrik, along the 180 pages of the novel, builds a plot on the hilarious situations involving the judgment of actions and intellectual values about those things which were imposed on society under the name of "evaluation." The sarcastic tone adopted by the author/narrator, apparently passionless, pervades the whole book, presenting a drik.ouble faced reality in which almost everything has and has not, at the same time, a full meaning.
Palavras-chave : Evaluation; Judgment; Evaluation Committees; Novel; Fiction; Noé Jitrik.