- Publisher: Eduvim
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- ISBN: 9789876993753
Criticism has sometimes postulated series or ways of reading Argentine literature through certain axes, such as the last dictatorship, or the Malvinas war; within the hypothetical series of “the novels of 2001”, El Grito, Florence Abbate’s first novel, was the first to appear and perhaps occupy a central place. Not only because of the temporary allusions to a burning Buenos Aires as a result of the atrocious social crisis of that year, but because of the strength of its writing and the remarkable way in which each of the four narrators who are building the novel show up the outbreak point of what we call “the real” carries in itself the intimate and tragic rupture of our subjectivity.
“El Grito proposes nothing less than salvation, not by suggesting the purchase of some of the sky-market offerings or the cause itself, or by orienting the philanthropic ideal in paired, but by the arrival of someone else, the other, with which to look at the eyes without the promise of a foundation and with the certainty that in the sky of The Scream (the painting by Munch), after its red of blood -modernism is dead, how could there be tawdriness?- lies the eternal metaphor of dawn after a storm”.
María Moreno, Página 12.