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Resistance in the Rubble: Post-San Zenón Santo Domingo from Ramón Lugo Lovatón’s Escombros: Huracán del 1930 to Carlos Federico Pérez’s La ciudad herida

Fumagalli, MC (2016) 'Resistance in the Rubble: Post-San Zenón Santo Domingo from Ramón Lugo Lovatón’s Escombros: Huracán del 1930 to Carlos Federico Pérez’s La ciudad herida.' In: Collett, A and McDougall, R and Thomas, S, (eds.) Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather: Typhoons, Cyclones, and Hurricanes. Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment) . Palgrave Macmillan, 177 - 198.

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Abstract

On 3 September 1930, hurricane San Zen�n ravaged the city of Santo Domingo and the reconstruction effort became instrumental to Rafael Leonidas Trujillo?s consolidation of his autocratic power in the Dominican Republic. Fumagalli puts in dialogue Ram�n Lugo Lovat�n?s Escombros: Hurac�n del 1930, a collection of journalistic articles published in the immediate aftermath of San Zen�n which fully endorse Trujillo?s despotic project, with the novel La ciudad herida by Carlos Federico P�rez. Published in 1977, Perez?s novel revisits the effects of San Zen�n highlighting the existence of different forms of social solidarity which aimed at counteracting Trujillo while tentatively putting forward the possibility of an (albeit deferred) alternative to despotism.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17083

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