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At the same time, he tries to dispel propaganda put forth by the Mexican government. In the third layer, one that is intertwined with the previous two, we see the personal aspects of the author’s life, including love and the aspects of existence in which he finds solace and beauty. This part of the narrative is marked with a more literary tone than the other two layers, which signals the rather ambiguous narrative space this work occupies between novel and testimonio. ” This was in direct contradiction to the position he took in 1971 when he defended the publication as a testimonio.
This strategy allows for the students to dictate the terms under which a dialogue is to take place, rather than relying on those put forth by the government. According to Jean-François Lyotard’s theoretical vision, in the interrelation of discourses, each one has its own set of rules. He writes that in any dialogue between heterogeneous discourses, what he calls differend occurs: “As distinguished from a litigation, a differend [différend] would be a case of conflict between (at least) two parties, that cannot be equitably resolved for lack of a rule of judgment applicable to both arguments” (Lyotard xi).
Furthermore, González de Alba humanizes this history by inserting himself into the events, not always as a political subject, but as a person with a family, friends, hopes, and dreams—all of which have been impacted by his involvement in the student movement. This work acts as a history of a movement that will be discarded by the dominant discourse. As such, it acts as a preserved history, one that fills the void left by the official PRI discourse. It also acts as a metahistory of the PRI’s articulation of the nation as it bears witness to the mechanisms that were responsible for the unarticulation of Tlatelolco in the PRI’s construction of nation in the decades following 1968.
Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Seale