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This article is based on the hypothesis that El entenado (1983) by Juan José Saer constitutes an interrogation about the political-philosophical problematic of the community. The Colastiné tribe proposes a figure of the community that escapes both the idea of political representation and the thesis of a constitutively social bond. Neither individuals whose addition constitutes a major entity nor common essence from which its members come off, the Colastinés suggest, instead, a being-in-common. In the fracture that separates the discontinuous beings, and in which the community is cyclically at risk, the experience of the protagonist is possible. His enigmatic role will escape all euro-centric civilizational interpretation, and from this misunderstanding comes the opaque but unequivocal sense of the story, told as a memoir.