This article aims to contribute to the study on textures between Europe and Latin America, taking as an object of analysis a recent novel by Ariel Magnus (1975): El que mueve las piezas (2017). In it, the Argentine writer of German origin interweaves a complex historical and literary fabric in the manner of a game, spinning a plot that links events that occur on either side of the ocean. In the backdrop of the Chess Tournament of the Nations held in Buenos Aires in 1939 – coinciding with the declaration of the Second World War –Germany and Poland are creating another focus of conflict, being the protagonists of this Olympic competition. Thus, chess, in Magnus’s text, is not only presented as content, but transcends it as a playful proposal of literary, symbolic and semiotics construction, as well as sophisticated intertextual framework. The reversibility between fiction and reality, the metafiction, the constant dialogue with the reader, the spatial-temporal alterations, the autobiographical details which intrigue moves: these are some of the features of Magnus’s novel that I intend to investigate and that can enlighten the textures woven by the author with a diachronic and transcontinental cut between Europe and Argentina.

Nanni, S. (2021). Texturas ajedrecísticas entre Europa y Argentina: El que mueve las piezas de Ariel Magnus (2017). In E.L. Simone Ferrari (a cura di), Rutas Atlánticas. Redes narrativas entre América Latina y Europa (pp. 349-357). Milano : Milano University Press.

Texturas ajedrecísticas entre Europa y Argentina: El que mueve las piezas de Ariel Magnus (2017)

Susanna Nanni
2021-01-01

Abstract

This article aims to contribute to the study on textures between Europe and Latin America, taking as an object of analysis a recent novel by Ariel Magnus (1975): El que mueve las piezas (2017). In it, the Argentine writer of German origin interweaves a complex historical and literary fabric in the manner of a game, spinning a plot that links events that occur on either side of the ocean. In the backdrop of the Chess Tournament of the Nations held in Buenos Aires in 1939 – coinciding with the declaration of the Second World War –Germany and Poland are creating another focus of conflict, being the protagonists of this Olympic competition. Thus, chess, in Magnus’s text, is not only presented as content, but transcends it as a playful proposal of literary, symbolic and semiotics construction, as well as sophisticated intertextual framework. The reversibility between fiction and reality, the metafiction, the constant dialogue with the reader, the spatial-temporal alterations, the autobiographical details which intrigue moves: these are some of the features of Magnus’s novel that I intend to investigate and that can enlighten the textures woven by the author with a diachronic and transcontinental cut between Europe and Argentina.
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El presente artículo pretende contribuir al estudio sobre las texturas entre Europa y América Latina, tomando como objeto de análisis una reciente novela de Ariel Magnus (1975): El que mueve las piezas (2017). En ella, el escritor argentino de origen alemán entreteje un complejo tejido histórico-literario a la manera de un juego, hilando una trama que vincula acontecimientos que se plantean en uno y otro lado del océano. En el telón de fondo constituido por el Torneo de Ajedrez de las Naciones celebrado en Buenos Aires en 1939 –coincidente con la declaración de la Segunda Guerra Mundial– Alemania y Polonia arman otro foco de conflicto, siendo protagonistas de esta competición olímpica. De tal manera, el ajedrez, en el texto de Magnus, no sólo se presenta como contenido, sino que lo trasciende en cuanto propuesta lúdica de construcción literaria, simbólica y semiótica, además que como sofisticado entramado intertextual. La reversibilidad entre ficción y realidad, la metaficción, el diálogo constante con el lector, las alteraciones espaciotemporales, los datos autobiográficos a partir de los cuales se mueve la intriga: son algunas de las características de la obra de Magnus que me propongo investigar y que pueden alumbrar las texturas tejidas por el autor con un corte diacrónico y transcontinental entre Europa y Argentina.
Nanni, S. (2021). Texturas ajedrecísticas entre Europa y Argentina: El que mueve las piezas de Ariel Magnus (2017). In E.L. Simone Ferrari (a cura di), Rutas Atlánticas. Redes narrativas entre América Latina y Europa (pp. 349-357). Milano : Milano University Press.
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