: El Fantasista () by HERNAN RIVERA LETELIER and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available. Hernán Rivera Letelier is a Chilean novelist. Until the age of 11 he lived in the Algorta (Chile) ; El Fantasista (The Fantasista). ; Mi Nombre es. In this new novel, Rivera Letelier returns to his imaginary Pampa to bring us a moving win this momentous encounter –could this be the mysterious ” Fantasista”?.

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Hernah disapproval of the physical union between the business-minded prostitute and the misanthropic preacher evokes a popular discontent with the coming together of the commercial and political world.

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A sport that causes religious admiration among chileans and that, in the loneliness of the salitreras, becomes one of the few things rivega can keep the nortinos away from insanity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This time, the main topic is not prostitutes and miners, but football. The language and the story are rather simple and Dw think this is hardly a masterpiece, but merely a source of light enjoyment, particularly for those familiar with the tons of chilean colloquial expressions throughout the book that can provoke laughter if one’s not too highly-sensitive to eventual vulgarities.

The number of brothels per town is reflected fantasistx the poor conditions of La Piojo, as: Later he left for Pedro de Valdiviaanother saltpeter mining town.

By setting up a business away from the power structures of El Gringo and the multinationals, Magalena establishes an alternative economic structure that she envisions to be the foundation of a new town.

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He, instead, spreads a message of common sense ds wellbeing to those who care to listen to him in commu- nal get-togethers and meeting points. The protagonist of El Fantasista, for example, bears no physical resemblance to the aesthetic trope of the messiah. The new brothel reinforces the notion of the salitrera as a market, and by extension, the salitrera as urban through a simple set of equivalencies. The salitrera, which at first may seem like a pristine yet inhospitable desert-text, is redefined by the narrative inclusion of the railroad, as it reminds the reader that even the desert is in- terlaced with economic systems of production and consumption.

The break from a theological eth- ics in the characterization of the figure hints at the novels broader project of going beyond its spatial and tropic fantxsista, as El Cristo surmounts the mapped practices of the messiah. Refresh and try again.


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The author, however, does not men- tion the other messiah figures that repeatedly crop up in tivera work. This latter practice, however, locates Magalena outside the traditional boundary of the mapped trope, akin to the figure of El Cristo.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. The mystery fl the final days of El Cristo brings forth the action of resurrection, as the narrative comes full circle when Magalena leaves him and her dead chicken at the outskirts of La Piojo.

Until the age of 11 he lived in the Algorta Chile saltpeter mining town. The new space centered around the independent brothel and outside the topographic delineations of the mining town fulfills two functions.

As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Views Read Edit View history. It also bears mentioning that the biblical trope in Rivera Letelier is not always that of the traveling Christ-like preacher as seen in most of his novels riveera, but is also that of the men who are metaphorically alluded to as saviors.

He completed his seventh and eighth years of study at night school, and at the Inacap educational institute he earned his license as a secondary education instructor. Latin American and Latino Performing Arts. On the one hand, we are exposed to her carnal nature and travails, as she willingly serves all the men, single and married in La Piojo, even giving them services on loan, ac- cepting payment after they receive their monthly salaries.

What the text reveals through the misanthropic dialogues and actions of the preacher is an uneasiness of identification, a need to go outside the topologic and topographic boundaries of the trope and, by extension, of the world of the salitrera.

Away from the urbanized assemblage of the mining town and its supporting fantasusta, Magalena is left to fend for herself in the arid, lifeless desert, in what should be a life-sentence. The figure of the prostitute is constructed along two lete,ier but connected tangents that convene in the sacred space of the brothel.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Just as the train provides a textual vehicle for the epic journey of the protagonists in Los trenes se van al purgatorio Lillo Cabezas 82the railroad creates a tangible schematic of the economic topography of the Atacama Desert.


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It is, instead, a metaphorical probe into structure of spatial change, as Rivera Letelier not only portrays but also redefines the space of the salitrera in contemporary Chilean literature. The return of Magalena to La Piojo and to the intimate chambers of El Gringo underlines the demystification of the saintly prostitute, as she is guided more by the characteristics of the latter and less by the former, keep- ing with her self-given last name of Mercado.

When it was closed down, he and his family moved to Antofagastawhere his letelifr died. The existence of her brothel is held in question as leteliier workers employed by the company are given quarters. Archived from the original on 27 July Like the Christ figure of El Fantasista, however, El Cristo de Elqui plays a political role in the diegesis as during a train ride he warns of impending change and the takeover of the community by foreign forces.

Claudio Saavedra ‘s leteliwr Dec 16, This coincides with El Cristo asking hernann to assume her position within the biblical dialectic, though in a decidedly more carnal nature, to which Magalena refuses, citing that her work is too a commitment that she must keep. We realize that the hefnan setting is not as separated from broader discourses of power as we discover that the workers from Coya Sur, facing the closing-down of their mine and all its structures, must win a last derby game against the fear- some team of Coya Norte.

This page was last edited on 5 Julyat The intrinsic qualities of this independent venture against, what I argue, an urbanized topography of the Atacama Desert put forth a reading of the contemporary economic climate in Chile by Rivera Letelier, forcing us to reconsider the identidad pampina of a writer that has often been excluded rlvera contemporary discussions of a collective identity. Flores, as he argues that the recent novelistic production in Chile can be divided into two categories.

Editorial Planeta Chilena, The backdrop of this infernal space is put to use as the reader is invited into the world of football rivalries between mining towns, as if their own identity depended on winning a match with twenty-two men and a beaten leather ball.

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