oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Los fundamentos de la censura literaria. Premisas y valores en informes de inteligencia de la última dictadura

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



This paper examines the ways audience is constructed in intelligence files dealing with literary works produced during the first years (1976-1978) of last Argentinean dictatorship. The files, currently held at the Archive of the Direction of Intelligence of the Police of the Province of Buenos Aires (DIPBA), were part of a complex censorship system during that period. The construction of the audience by the censors is understood as a rhetorical strategy used to allow or forbid the circulation of literary works. Though the premises and the values presented as self-evident in the files, this paper analyzes the ideologemes that sustained literary censorship during those years. This approach is exemplified by an analysis of the files pertaining to La alcancía del Sol by Mijail Prishvin, Obras escogidas by Iván Frankó, Pequeños animales abatidos by Alejandro Sieveking and Dar la cara by Manuel Orestes Nieto.

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