Golpe de gracia, by Colombian writer Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez Ruiz, is a landmark of Latin American electronic literature. In it, Rodríguez Ruiz integrates the latest developments in technology and electronic literature without losing sight of the use of language, plot and themes. In contrast with other Latin American digital narratives which were originally written texts, Golpe de gracia is built on the premise that this narrative is digital and as such should take advantage of all the available tools to bring this type of narrative to life. To accomplish this goal, Rodríguez Ruiz has incorporated games, animation, a wiki, a blog and a sophisticated layer of narratives that challenge the reader’s interpretation of the various stories and metaphors within them.
How to Cite:
Sassón-Henry, P., (2010). Golpe de Gracia (Coupe de Grâce): A Search for Justice and Independence. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 24(2), pp.65–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/98