Cristo Rafael Figueroa Sánchez
cfigueroas@unicolmayor.edu.co
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca

Abstract:

This article analyses the asymmetrical relation between narrative grammar (the establishmentof new forms that produce inedited perceptions of reality) and violence (with a capital «V»it indicates the period of 1946 to 1967 in national history, and with a small «v» it refers to thestate of permanent conflict in which the country is engulfed). From this perspective I willanalyse, first, works in which historical events determine textual grammar – the narrative inviolence –and then, a specific group that characterizes the so-called narrative of violence.Finally, I will examine the relation of multiple violences – alternative grammars – throughanother group of texts to be found in testimonial literature, documental fiction and therecent novelisation of the dynamics of drug trafficking.

Palabras clave: narrative grammar, violence, multiple violences, historical signification, testimonio,documentary fiction.