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Brevirus o la metáfora de la minificción en el espacio

Abstract : The digital anthology Brevirus was published in June 2020 and is a selection of “flash fiction and other short fictional texts [...] [dealing with] collective psychosis and confinement” (Elphick Latorre). It brings together micro-stories written by 278 authors from 22 mostly Spanish speaking countries and is an example of socalled “emergency literature”. This study will argue that the anthology’s hybrid title, a thematic and rhematic portmanteau word, signals a profound affinity between content and form, beyond the work’s thematic evocation of the pandemic. By testing this hypothesis at diegetic, narrative and “metatextual” levels, the article will explore the extent to which the collection provides a metaphorical or thematic treatment of the features and writing processes typical of micro-fiction, especially in its digital form. Connections between the anthology’s thematic content and the characteristics of micro-fiction establish a series of analogies between the virus causing the Covid-19 pandemic and the genre. By revealing this interplay of reflections and correspondences, the study will demonstrate the anthology’s coherence, richness and efficacy as an example of the role of “emergency” literature and fiction in society.
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Emilie Delafosse. Brevirus o la metáfora de la minificción en el espacio. Microtextualidades. Revista Internacional de microrrelato y minificción, 2022, pp.1-19. ⟨10.31921/microtextualidades.n11a1⟩. ⟨hal-03660368⟩



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