"We are the battle camp": Knowledge in conflict and Baroque transgressions in El Pez de Oro Academic Article uri icon


  • This article tackles the study of El pez de oro (1957), by Gamaliel Churata, from a perspective that strives to take into account its heterogeneous elements. Churata's text is eloquent in its denunciation of colonialism; yet, its complexity presents a series of challenges to interpretation. A possible route, which is explored here, goes beyond its connections with Andean religious thought, indi-genismo and the avant-garde, and links El pez de oro with the Latin American Baroque cultural production.

published proceedings

  • Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana

author list (cited authors)

  • Galdo, J. C.

complete list of authors

  • Galdo, JC

publication date

  • December 2010