Sygulla, Iris (2015). 'El ‘pueblo’, los ’intelectuales’ y sus respectivas literaturas: la diferenciación entre literatura de culto y subliteratura en Europa y Argentina. In: El pueblo de Europa y su voz en el espacio cultural europeo: ¿Quién es el pueblo? – ¡Nosotros somos el pueblo!, pp. 169-177. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika.


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Since the existence of the concept “intellectual”, the group of people referred to by this term have a dual relationship with the 'pueblo', or people. On the one hand, it is a group of people who differ from the rest and stand for the values of democracy while being free of certain ideologies. On the other hand, this position makes one a representative of the people in front of the government. Jean-Paul Sartre places literature as a vehicle for communication between intellectuals and the people. In this sense, the intellectual shows the people the problems of their times and causes a reaction in them. The question is, if this direct communication works, or if it just circulates inside the boundaries of a cultural elitist field, where literature as a cultural activity usually stays. Correspondent to literature as being written by intellectual authors for a cultural elite, there exist types of literature read by the “people”, like best-sellers or pop literature. The latter phenomenons are often not regarded as legitimate cultural products because of the massive dimension in which they are sold and purchased. As a perspective, the author proposes the New Argentinian Narrative as a recent literary movement where those categorizations can be analysed.

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Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-68320
Title of Book: El pueblo de Europa y su voz en el espacio cultural europeo: ¿Quién es el pueblo? – ¡Nosotros somos el pueblo!
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung
Volume: 13
Page Range: pp. 169-177
Date: 2015
Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
ISSN: 1438-6887
Language: Spanish
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Zentrum für Lateinamerika
Subjects: Romance languages French
Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
literatura argentina, pueblo, intelectualesSpanish
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Refereed: No


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