Latinoamérica. Revista de estudios Latinoamericanos
versión impresa ISSN 1665-8574
CHAVEZ JIMENEZ, Daniar. The equilibrium of the dialogue: The seven fools and The flamethrowers of Roberto Arlt. Latinoamérica [online]. 2010, n.50, pp. 21-38. ISSN 1665-8574.
This essay is an analysis that focuses around two of de main works of Argentinian author Roberto Arlt, Los Siete Locos and Los Lanzallamas. The essay emphasizes the multiple philosophical and ideological influences the European intellectual environments of the XIX and XX centuries have had over Arltian literature. It also focuses in the way these influences have reached -through different readings and specific cultural and social processes- the cultural narrative imaginary of these texts. Based on the analytic proposal of Arthur Herman in his La idea de decadencia en la historia de Occidente, the essay establishes a dialogue between text and context.
Palabras llave : Vanguard Literatures; Dialogism; Philosophy and the History of Thought; Decadentism; Cultural Pessimism.