Pasos perdidos y pesados, cronache di passaggi di frontiera nell’opera di Gunter Silva Passuni

Elisa Cairati


This article aims to include the collection of short stories Cronicas de Londres (2012) and the novel Pasos pesados (2016) by the Peruvian writer Gunter Silva Passuni in the Latin American migration literature paradigm. The author builds a narrative path, with autobiographical reflections, which focus on the complexity of migrant subjectivity and his double epistemological status: he is both emigrant and immigrant, following the pattern of “double absence” theorized by Sayad. Therefore, the literary experience becomes a possibility of cultural rehabilitation in a subject in transit, marked by a non-dialectic synthesis of his identity produced by the arguably compulsory crossing of the border.


double absence; experiencia transmigráfica; migrant writing; migration studies; Peruvian contemporary literature

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