The body and ritual healing in Samanta Schweblin's "Fever Dream"

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Literature is able to give a new significance to clinical facts by revealing the potentiality that its signifiers acquire through time and the evolution of social groups. In this study I propose an analysis of the metaphoric function of the concept of the body (in its meaning of the social body) and ritual healing in Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin. The aim is to study how these elements contribute to contextualizing the environmental denouncement of the use of toxic chemicals described by the author.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrative Medicine. The Healing of Diseases in Spanish and Hispanic American Narrative
EditorsD. Liano
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Healing
  • Samanta Schweblin
  • Social body
  • Toxic chemicals


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