Titles Adults’ Literature
- Hacia una literatura sin adjetivos (essay)
- La Mujer en Cuestión (novella)
- Lengua Madre (novel)
- Todo movimiento es cacería (stories)
Hacia una literatura sin adjetivos (Towards a literature without adjectives), essay
The greatest threat to youth and children’s literature is to explicitely call itself “youth and children’s literature”. That certain something „for children/adolescents” that could be part of a piece of literature has to be secondary for the reader because they like the essence of the text and not its adaptability to a certain recipient. It’s a matter of quality because the noun of the text is more important than the added adjective. This is true for any kind of text. Especially with regard to writing, explicit naming of the recipientis the first aspect that requires scrutiny, because exactly there are the plainest moral, political, and economic reasons.
A country’s literature is not only created by its authors but also by scientists and critics und above all readers who enter into a dialogue with the already existing texts. Together, they create the oeuvre of the future – a social construction that has to understand a country’s literature as the biggest task of a society that, by writing, learning, asking, plumbing, reading or ignoring what has been written, does the work for everyone.
Argentina: Comunicarte; Brazil: Pulo do gato; Italy: Equilibri Libri
» Text in: German