great american writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald He recognized that intelligence is a possibility that a human being has to inhabit two opposite thoughts in his head and yet, despite this paradox, which can lead to paralysis and passivity, to continue to act, to move forward , to exist. Explore the ability to continue.
In his new novel, a chance (Blatt & Rios), writer Pablo Rawjis (1977) gives narrative form to the philosophical question related to what Fitzgerald raised: Does spontaneity exist as a way of life or have we always been subject to the historical conditions of our bodies and minds? but a chance It starts on the other side: it starts with a man who thinks he’s the victim of a spell. The narrator goes straight to the point, clearly: “I always knew it was haunted. When I wanted to do certain things, the spell stopped me: that’s how it worked. From this moment, getting rid of the spell will be the trigger for the adventures of this character. In its own way, it’s a classic adventure novel. in which a protagonist tries to overcome a conflict that complicates him and, incidentally, seeks to help other people (in this case: the reader of the text) with his experience.
For a time, the texts of Pablo Rawjis They tightened the strings so that what could be told in a text could take any form: whether it was poetry (the alch camera, dp soul singsWhether literary works of art, object writings or experimental literatures, which are managed with their own laws (chain of despair, busyeither novelM, everywhere, carte blanche, gracious You TO DObe the storythree spiritual stories, horse and gaucho,
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In this sense, Kashhadjian’s literature tells us that Everything has a certain potential at the time of writing and it is possible to turn everything into literary material. As far as engineering and architecture are found that encapsulate it and give it meaning. It’s not about pondering the tedious discussion of whether it’s art or matter, etc., but how to find the flow of words that together make up a particular work.
Let’s say: let it go, let it flow (for the hero a chance A witch said to him:[El embrujo] Obviously it won’t kill you, but it will turn your life into something rigid that won’t flow until you’re completely extinguished”). Two texts that place Kachhadjian in the areas of theoretical visualization (the term “avant-garde” was widely used in academia) and conflict (even legal, as we will see) There is only one step: Martin Fierro sorted alphabetically You torn aleph,
In these two books, Kachhadjian finds a way (playful, of course, and very serious) to intervene in the Argentine theory and to create his own versions based on very simple and very effective procedures: Appropriation, reuse and dissolution of what is established (the great lesson of Duchamp) and create an artifact from which books can practically write themselves. Related torn aleph Remember that this process bore fruit in the literary sphere (admiration, wonder and admiration) and at court: Mary Kodam He launched a lawsuit for plagiarism against the author in 2009 (his lawyer was the author Ricardo star face), in 2021, the lack of qualification was ruled out, and because of this, Civil Court No. 1 established that Kodama had to pay 888,000 pesos, including 200,000 enforcement costs. but you have to go back a chance,
“I’m writing this to understand what happened, because I don’t quite understand a lot about how the haunting problem was solved. I don’t know, I don’t understand, I don’t see. I remember everything, but rough and uneventful, you might say”, the narrator tries to understand what inspired him to write. Because somewhere there must be the fuel that supports the functioning of the physical and mental systems , that is, to write novels. a chance,
So the narrator always tries to explain, and more than anything, to explain himself (even if he doesn’t always succeed in doing so completely and that’s part of his charm) and that tells us about the usefulness of imagination. Inspires me to think more on the general side, your place in today’s society. in this aspect, The use of self-help language and imagery that the narrator does not parody, ridicule, or end up worshiping“I don’t write for myself or for others, but to say something that I want to convey that can be read later and that can be useful; i.e. do not recreate.
It’s a voice always on the run and evolving in a very complex area: uncertainty. He is the narrator, but he has no answer: what he has experienced, what he thinks, how to continue the story (if there is a story): “Now I have a new fear : may the clearer tone make us reflect. But it has to be a game, or a literary joke, or something terrible in that sort of thing. And no, it’s something out of a very dark situation,” the novel says.
But that would be a disadvantage because the query: How do you get something across and how do you really understand the purpose of what is being said?The progression of the novel does not stop at any time. a chance It’s a story where things happen all the time. It’s as if Kachhadjian had understood that one can be a philosopher (two opposing visions in mind who refuse to choose) but without ever forgetting humor, movement and action.
For example, read this excerpt: “Emancipation knows no bounds. I mean being able to do whatever it takes to break free from magic. Of course, the “necessary” always has limits. so there must be a need for things that are within those limits. Liberation has no limits, but things do because things are done. What is prohibited? For example, death. and all that no one can,
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Still: What can we do in literature? And the answer comes without a hitch: absolutely everythingCould this be the occasion to which the title refers: Being able to be free once and for all (for some reason one of his books is called carte blanche) Thanks for the literature?
Pablo RawjisJoe is also a musician (the novel contains vibrato in many repeated and hypnotic blocks), a devoted reader of very old texts (especially religious and philosophical), and his famous poetry publisher IAP (where he has published) torn aleph, continues to expand a work that looks more and more like his (Although his themes are very different since he appropriates all genres, even in music he has gone from punk to opera) and becomes his and only reference: it is a very particular discovery. Where anything can happen.
Its readers are ready to go through the unusual, the extraordinary, the strange, Or maybe it’s the opposite. narrator of a chance He puts it this way: “I want to ask you (you) to recognize momentarily the existence of things that happen and do not happen at the same time. […] It’s not a very cynical request anyway, because a good part of life happens there. or all life. It is a double vision. Everything we see exists and is not present at the same time.
↑ Born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is a writer and professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of the Arts.
His books have been translated into English, French, Hebrew, Armenian and Portuguese.
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