Memories of Immigrants in Latin American Miction
If literature, particularly fiction, can be considered as a cultural product, it represents a contribution for the understanding of society and for the academic disciplines within the Humanities. This paper shows how the phenomenon of international migration to the Americas is viewed by Latin American contemporary fiction. For this, certain novels from Brazil and Chile will be analyzed in order to reveal and discuss how the concept of memory is used by the authors in the construction of national memory and national culture.
Keywords: Memory, Memory, Latin American Fiction, Migration
Departamento de Teoria Literaria e Literatura, Universidade de Brasília - UnB
The research for the Master degree was on Comparative Literature, specifically Brazilian and Chilean literature, focusing on the Latin American bestiary.