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Lincoln Silva, iconoclasta

  1. Maksymilian Drozdowicz

Abstract

Lincoln Silva, iconoclast

Lincoln Silva is one of the Paraguayan writers outshone by Augusto Roa Bastos and Gabriel Casaccia. Being an author of two novels, Rebelión después and General, general, he displays his belonging to Rafael Barrett’s “journalism of accusation,” originated at the beginning of the 20th century. In general, Silva can be considered an anarchist who does not agree with Alfredo Stroessner’s dictatorial system and criticizes the institution of the Church and its language. The proletarian revolution and politics itself become another subject of his criticism. Silva opposes the dictator but does not consider satisfactory the possible governance of the opposition. He ridicules the topics of the Paraguayan culture without offering concrete solutions. He refuses the concepts but does not intend to be constructive. Just as Cassacia’s protagonists, all the characters created by Silva are pulled into ethically ambiguous situations and they can be possibly interpreted as “esperpentic.”

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