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‘You Want the Truth? You Can't Handle the Truth’: Poetic Representations of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre

Carpenter, Victoria (2015) ‘You Want the Truth? You Can't Handle the Truth’: Poetic Representations of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 21 (1). pp. 35-49.

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Abstract

The 1968 massacre of a student demonstration in La Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Tlatelolco district of Mexico City, has been the subject of ‘la literatura de Tlatelolco’, whose aim is to keep the event alive in collective memory and provide a ‘true’ account of the shooting. The juxtaposition of the official accounts and collective memory version of the event has long suggested that the latter is the ‘true’ record. But how ‘true’ are poetic representations of the massacre? Is there a coherent account of the shooting in Tlatelolco poetry? Is this account necessary to preserve the event in collective memory?

Keywords: Tlatelolco 1968, Tlatelolco poetry, hegemony, posthegemony, Rosario Castellanos, José Carlos Becerra, Eduardo Santos

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13260219.2015.1040195
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
School/Department: Academic Development Directorate
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/885

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