A2- Part 1: World Views and Interpretation
Fernando Sorrentino is an Argentine writer born in Buenos Aires in 1942. He has been writing for 32 years, and began in his home country of Argentina, although his works have been translated for a wider audience. During the time in which he was writing which was around the 70s and 80s, there was much political fear. Human rights were being ignored, and like much of the war there were financial crisis, and international affairs were being destroyed. It is clear that his work was affected by the events of the 70s because his writing is often described by “a curious mixture of imagination and humour that sometimes takes a grotesque turn but always stays plausible”. It does change my understanding of the characters because I can see the time period he was living in his country. When I thought of 70s and 80s I, like most of North America think of hippies and retro, so the darkness in his writing is more believable and understandable. The events he went through tie in with all the characters, setting, plot and theme. After doing research on the living situations he went through in his country I can see why he would chose to write about something are dark, yet peaceful as this. I can only imagine the types of things that happen in politically corrupt countries, and it is understandable to want to express that feeling thoughout the rest of the world.