Personal and National Memory of Dictatorship in La buena educación by Liria Evangelista

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Latin American Studies Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
All cultural production, literature in particular, has the potential to create spaces in which the past can be re-envisioned and re-examined. In post-dictatorship Argentina there continues to be a great amount of diversity and dynamism with regard to writing on the nation’s last experience with military rule. In La buena educación, Liria Evangelista makes use of a compelling and complicated web of memories in order to explore the psychological impact of growing up under an authoritarian regime. The feelings of fear and impotence that mark the experiences of the young protagonist become the foundation of her search for self-identity.
Argentina, Fiction, History, Identity, Memory, post-dictatorship, Post-dictatorship