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An overview of the 70s generation in Ecuador: Teoría del desencanto de Raúl Pérez Torres

Leonardo Monroy Zuluaga About the author


This article interprets the novel Teoría del desencanto by the Ecuadorian writer Raúl Pérez Torres. The purpose of this analysis is to know, by mean of a hermeneutic lecture in the way of Schlegel, some of the most important meanings suggests by the novel, focused on the generation of 1970s decade in Ecuador. Some of this meanings are: the questioning of theory using some narrative strategies that confronts impartiality of conventional science. The image of Quito, a city that have suffered several and chaotic changes and have become a place in which is impossible to have a shelter. The deception produced both for unreliable promises of Marxism and fragile projects of contra culture. In the last part of this article, the analysis proposed that Teoría del desencanto resolved the conflicts of seventies generation criticizing and almost destroying all the memories of that turbulence age.

Ecuatorian novel; Raúl Pérez Torres

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