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Revista de Estudios Sociales

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HINCAPIE GARCIA, Alexánder. Por los caminos de Sodoma: Counter-discourse and the Promise of Another Homosexuality (1932). rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2011, n.41, pp.44-55. ISSN 0123-885X.

This article provides a reading of the novel, Por los caminos de Sodoma: Confesiones íntimas de un homosexual, published in 1932 by Sir Edgar Dixon, the pseudonym of Colombian intellectual Bernardo Arias Trujillo. We suggest that the literary gesture that presents homosexuality in the 1930s, by giving voice to individuals constituted as homosexual, presupposes the exercise of counter-discourse that, despite the tragic sign of its characters, inaugurates the formative promise of another homosexuality for those subjects marked by insult and degradation. This article is divided into three sections: the relationship between literature and education (Bildung); homosexuality as a counter-discourse; and the novel, Por los caminos de Sodoma, understood as an argument.

Keywords : Literature; Education (Bildung); Argument; Homosexuality; Slander; Degradation.

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