Witnessing beyond the human addressing the alterity of the other in post coup chile and argentina focusing on literature by juan gelman sergio chejfec and roberto bolao as well as art by eugenio dittborn kate jenckes argues that these works represent life death and the relation between self and other beyond the human that is . Get this from a library witnessing beyond the human addressing the alterity of the other in post coup chile and argentina kate jenckes this book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in chile and argentina from the 1970s to the present focusing on literature by juan gelman sergio . Traditional means of assessing and narrating human experience have failed to encompass and account for that historic trauma and yet it is necessary to speak about these events if we are to heal their rupture of history yale literary critic shoshana felman and psychoanalyst dori laub examine the nature and function of testimony witnessing . There are various ways to address political or economic injustice and respond to violations of human rights such responses can be substantive or procedural and seek both to remedy the harm caused and bring the perpetrators to justice maiese michelle addressing injustice beyond intractability eds guy burgess and heidi burgess . Like literature my own field the nobel prize is an idea that in times like these helps us to think beyond our dividing walls that reminds us of what we must struggle for together as human beings
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