The Letter of Violence

Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics

  • Authors
  • Idelbar¬†Avelar

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Idelbar Avelar
    Pages 1-23
  3. Idelbar Avelar
    Pages 25-49
  4. Idelbar Avelar
    Pages 51-78
  5. Idelbar Avelar
    Pages 79-106
  6. Idelbar Avelar
    Pages 107-154
  7. Idelbar Avelar
    Pages 155-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 159-194

About this book


This book traces the theory of violence from nineteenth-century symmetrical warfare through today's warfare of electronics and unbalanced numbers. Surveying such luminaries as Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, Paul Virilio, and Jacques Derrida, Avelar also offers a discussion of theories of torture and confession, the work of Roman Polanski and Borges, and a meditation on the rise of the novel in Colombia.


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