Lost Space: Juana Manuela Gorriti’s Postcolonial Geography

  • Marzena Grzegorczyk


After nearly forty years of having lived abroad in Bolivia and Peru, an Argentine writer, Juana Manuela Gorriti (1818–92), returns to Buenos Aires—the city where she will make her home seven years later—with the hope and promise of a productive and fulfilling existence. Yet on January 1, 1875, feeling disillusioned and abandoned, she adds the following note to her diary: “Oh! […] having recently arrived in my homeland, I am alone in this immense city, where they say I have friends” (Gorrriti 1991, 99).1


Spanish Family Supernatural Force Latin American City Transitional Subject Postcolonial Condition 
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