Embodying Resistance: Griselda Gambaro and the Grotesque

Embodying Resistance traces narrative strategies in six of Griselda Gambaro's novels to the grotesco criollo and to the broader grotesque tradition. Gambaro (Argentina, 1928-) is widely recognized as an interpreter of a society in crisis. The grotesque serves in her work to ridicule authority figures in the family and in society at large and to expose repression by presenting its ultimate consequences in the human body. Gambaro seeks, out of an acknowledged ethical commitment to society, to reshape perspective and priority in the reader through texts that are often painful and always conflictive.