The (translation of) history as narrative


The aim of this essay is to address the contemporary conception of translation and history as narratives of reality, influenced by the dominant Ideology and Power. As in the case of translation, in order to access the real history(ies) of the subalterns, first it is necessary to demystify the official History, drawn up by the official discourse of the ruling class. In this sense, particular attention should be paid to historiographic metafiction, since it is within the limits of historical discourse without relinquishing its autonomy as fiction, and has been utilized to reveal microhistories of the Other, subverting the official discourse. Furthermore, it has been employed especially by women for ideological purposes, as it has helped them to reveal feminine duplicity, among other aspects. 
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