Topografías de la desintegración. Sobre Absolut Röntgen, de Abel Fernández Larrea
This article reads Absolut Röntgen, the book of stories about Chernobyl by Abel Fernández Larrea, as part of the Cuban literature of the nineties that explore the East and post-communist landscape. As a member of the “Generación Cero”, the work of Abel Fernández Larrea recovers the Soviet archive in order to write a literature no longer identified with the territory of the nation and its literary tradition. In these stories, Fernández Larrea privileges disintegration and estrangement, and systematically avoids both the tendency to write in a documentary or an exoticizing fashion.