Cecilia Ojeda is Associate Professor of Spanish at Northern Arizona University. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona. She is the author of a variety of articles about Chilean literature of the twentieth century published in scholarly journals in the United States, Chile and Canada. Her research about literature written under the dictatorships of Chile and Argentina has been presented in conferences in the United States, Mexico and Canada.2004 0-7734-6367-4
This book focuses on the â€śNew Chilean Narrativeâ€ť published in the historically significant decade of the 90s by a group of writers belonging to the â€śGeneration of the 80sâ€ť. The analysis of selected texts by Ana MarĂa del RĂo, Diamela Eltit, Guadalupe Santa Cruz, Jaime Collyer, RamĂłn DĂaz Eterovic, Gonzalo Contreras, and Alberto Fuguet explores the literary strategies by which these writers present literary â€śimageries of deceptionâ€ť that question the post-dictatorial order in Chile. The concept of â€śimageries of deceptionâ€ť alludes to literary motifs that represent a critical view of a Chilean contemporary reality whose source can be traced to the Pinochet dictatorship and its ideological aftermath. The â€śimageries of deceptionâ€ť question the dominant myths that sustain Chilean post-dictatorial society, and remember the nationâ€™s ideological conflicts of the past three decades. As cultural spaces where memory resists the dominant will to deceptively erase the past, the narrative of the 90s reveals the enduring and debilitating impact of a dictatorship successfully disguised as the current â€śneo-liberal democracyâ€ť.