A Historical Review with Healing Powers. Mariátegui Read from the Andean Perspective of José Luis Ayala

Raquel Alfaro


This article deals with José Luis Ayala’s book Mariátegui y la guerra del Chaco [Mariátegui and the Chaco War, 2014]. This writer and yatiri confronts us with an unclassifiable final product which goes beyond the guidelines of traditional literary genres. The article discusses the relationship between the textual peculiarity of Ayala’s book and its singular purpose: the healing of our historical understanding of the Chaco War. Specifically, the healing of historical trauma left in the wake of the War.


Chaco War; historical healing; long memory; short memory; yatiri

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/bsj.2015.131


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