The difficult waking up of Lazarus of Bethany

This paper discuss how the principal character of the Costa Rican novel El despertar de Lázaro (2003) of Julieta Pinto tears up the eternal silence of the biblical character, which allows to deconstruct the biblical tale and to perceive Lazarus as a real person in “blood and flesh”. Additionally, he...

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Main Author: Arias Orozco, Grettel Mariana
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/humanidades/article/view/19382
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/15033
Summary: This paper discuss how the principal character of the Costa Rican novel El despertar de Lázaro (2003) of Julieta Pinto tears up the eternal silence of the biblical character, which allows to deconstruct the biblical tale and to perceive Lazarus as a real person in “blood and flesh”. Additionally, he experiences a double exile, as once dead he is forced to come back to life; due to this he no longer belongs to life nor to death. As a result, this literary character is built as the other or the unacceptable otherness.