This paper proposes a reading of Annapurna (2012), a book by the Venezuelan poet Ígor Barreto. This work can be defined as a reflection on the role of new technologies -in particular Google Earth- in enriching or impoverishing our view of reality. Firstly, Barreto’s writing is understood as an attempt to create on digital mountain images the feeling of the sublime. Secondly, Annapurna and its cruelty are interpreted as a metaphor for the Venezuelan Regime, which ostracized Barreto during the Cultural Revolution. Lastly, with the help of Jean-Luc Nancy’s philosophy, the role of the body and its destruction is studied.

Annapurna de Ígor Barreto: lo sublime y Google Earth

Fruhbeck Moreno, Carlos Isidro
2020

Abstract

This paper proposes a reading of Annapurna (2012), a book by the Venezuelan poet Ígor Barreto. This work can be defined as a reflection on the role of new technologies -in particular Google Earth- in enriching or impoverishing our view of reality. Firstly, Barreto’s writing is understood as an attempt to create on digital mountain images the feeling of the sublime. Secondly, Annapurna and its cruelty are interpreted as a metaphor for the Venezuelan Regime, which ostracized Barreto during the Cultural Revolution. Lastly, with the help of Jean-Luc Nancy’s philosophy, the role of the body and its destruction is studied.
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