Inevitabilidade e Apocalipse: o Fracasso do Humanismo em 2666, de Roberto Bolaño


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Início Publicação: 31/10/2006
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Inevitabilidade e Apocalipse: o Fracasso do Humanismo em 2666, de Roberto Bolaño

Ano: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Número: 1
Autores: Antônio Carlos Silveira Xerxenesky
Autor Correspondente: Antônio Carlos Silveira Xerxenesky | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: Roberto Bolaño; Humanism; Latin-American Literature.

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Resumo Inglês:

The present study aims at analyzing the novel ―2666‖ (2004, posthumously
published) by the Chilean novelist, poet and essayist Roberto Bolaño (1953
– 2003), and focuses in the moral failure of the Modernity and Humanist
project, which are recurrent subjects in Bolaño‘s works. The voluminous
novel ―2666‖ is formed by five distinct parts that cover a period of time
from the Second World War front to the beginnings of the 21th Century in
Mexico, more specifically in a fictitious town where hundreds of women
were brutally murdered. Each part shows the narrative from a different
point of view, although there are no different narrators. The characters, as
usual in Bolaño‘s works, are writers, literary critics, poets, professors and
intellectuals. In this study, the whole novel would not be studied
exhaustively (because it would mean an impossible task in a study of this
proportion). On the contrary, the questions are formulated from the very
―minimum‖: the mysterious coded book title (and its possible
interpretations) and the novel‘s last word, ―Mexico‖, which ends the
amount of more than one thousand pages of the book and it is responsible
for the circularity of the narrative.