The cities of Juan Carlos Onetti

Iuri Almeida Müller About the author


This research investigates the way how urban space is represented on the first phase of writing of the Uruguayan author Juan Carlos Onetti, so as the elements used on the literary construction of Santa María, fictional city created by Onetti that is present in his tales and novels as A vida breve. Similarly, from observation of maps, this essay looks to understand how the displacement of the characters, in the tales “Regreso al sur”, by Onetti, and “El sur”, by Jorge Luis Borges, shows cultural and geographic questions about the modern city – in this case, the city of Buenos Aires.

Tale; Narrative space; Literature and cities; Juan Carlos Onetti; Jorge Luis Borges

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