México, D.F. Ediciones y Gráficos Eón (Colección: Ensayo; 70), 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 239p., bibl., wrps. New. Item #70515
The image of the traditional, patriarchal family as the perfect allegory for the nation has been widely used in Latin American literature since the 19th century. "Familias desmembradas y orfandades" challenges and updates this expectation by centering its discussion on the marginalized perspective of orphanhood, viewed within the context of postmodernism. The work explores how Mexican artists from the turn of the 20th century (1989-2005) used the figure of the orphan to capture a sentiment of disenchantment and isolation, and its commentary on the reality of national ideals.