Conjugando espacios y alianzas para nombrar lo andino en el siglo XXI. Análisis de dos novelas de Ulises Gutiérrez Llantoy
This article aims to redefine the identity traits of an Andean protagonist presented in the narrative of Peruvian author Ulises Gutiérrez Llantoy. In first novel, Ojos de pez abisal, I shall concentrate on the way he modifies the traditional landscape. Andean geography is readjusted as it is presented through the eyes of an andino living in Japan. His second novel, Cementerio de barcos, presents the global experience of the main character, how he engages in the construction of urban alliances as part of peripheral dynamics. Gutiérrez Llantoys’s Andean protagonist emerges as a polyglot inhabitant of shanty towns, a world traveler that loves rock. Following James Holston’s concept of insurgent citizenship, I aim to reveal the contribution of recent Andean narrative to the global debate on identity construction. This exploration of the globalized andino implies taking on the challenge of redescribing traditional Andean components in a radical new setting.