Violence and Globalization in De que nada se sabe (2002) by Alfredo Noriega: A Dark Account of Late Twentieth Century Ecuador in a Glocal Noir Ecuatoriano

Andres Aluma-Cazorla (University of Illinois-Chicago)


In Alfredo Noriega’s novel, De que nada se sabe, we witness the entrance of Ecuador in the neoliberal and globalized world when the South American country is immersed in an unprecedented institutional crisis. The stories narrated in this novel create an account of an Ecuadorian postmodern social reality of the late twentieth century and beginning of this century. Quito, the capital city, is represented through a collision of narrations where the local melts with the global while describing the radical transformations of the city in a type of fictionalized chronicle.

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