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A Failed Utopia in Marcela del Río’s Proceso a Faubritten

From: Hispania
Volume 97, Number 1, March 2014
pp. 125-139 | 10.1353/hpn.2014.0028

Abstract

Abstract:

In Marcela del Río’s science fiction novel Proceso a Faubritten, utopia comes in the form of eternal life for all of humanity, thanks to Dr. Alexander Faubritten’s “Bomba L.” This polyphonic work includes diaries by Faubritten and his Mexican lover, María Corona. In my analysis of these two diaries, I will show how Faubritten overreaches as a scientist by inventing the Bomba L, while Corona in the guise of Malinche levels a critique of would-be utopias imposed upon humanity through patriarchal unilateral decisions.