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Cristina Rivera Garza and Camille de Toledo

The Sebaldian Legacy in The 21st Century

Debate

In her essay Los muertos indóciles. Necroescrituras y desapropiación, Mexican novelist Cristina Rivera Garza considers the strategies that literature uses today to talk about institutional violence, killings and drug trafficking. Meanwhile, in Le hêtre et le bouleau: Essai sur la tristesse européenne, French writer Camille de Toledo speaks out against the monopoly on memory constructed in Europe in the sixties and seventies, which produced a veritable memory industry. Both advocate translation as a forward-looking tool for rapprochement. The dialogue aims to build bridges between the generation of W. S. Sebald and Art Spiegelman and later ones. Contemporary ways of narrating history and its pain.

Participants: Cristina Rivera Garza, Camille de Toledo

This activity is part of Kosmopolis 2015, Kosmopolis

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In her essay Los muertos indóciles. Necroescrituras y desapropiación, Mexican novelist Cristina Rivera Garza considers the strategies that literature uses today to talk about institutional violence, killings and drug trafficking. Meanwhile, in Le hêtre et le bouleau: Essai sur la...

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