This article examines how the reality of gender is sensed and subsequently written in María Luisa Puga’s novel Inventar ciudades to ascertain how gender differences can be perceived and ultimately how the author’s hostile positioning towards feminist literature can be understood. The protagonist’s identity, Licha, resides in her ability to see, hear and touch reality in order to write about it and ultimately understand it. But can this focus on the individual lead to the disintegration of the communal? This article also explores how Licha actively participates in a community to which new meanings can be attached through the senses and writing.

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