- Azar y psicoanálisis: una interpretación del sueño en Nadie nada nunca de Juan José Saer
In contrast with psychoanalytic readings (Premat, Corbatta), another way of reading Saer highlights the relevance of chance in his work (Dalmaroni and Merbilhaá, Iglesia). Both types of readings pose theoretical questions. Indeed, as Baudrillard puts it in Les stratégies fatales, “psychoanalysis […] and its unconscious interpretation have ruled out the accidental nature of lapsus, of Freudian slips, of dreams, of madness (162)”. Our reading attempts to shed light on the literary project of the Argentinian writer as he plots the improbable relation of chance and psychoanalysis in his fifth novel, Nadie nada nunca. In this vein, the problematic coexistence of causality and chance can only be explained by the dictatorial terror that permeates this novel. To prove this, the article analyzes the oneiric world of El Gato (II), in which the freudian principle of condensation turns a bawdy house into a casino. This crucial episode –mise en abyme of the novel– leads us into the allegorization of the dictatorial arbitrary, and enables us to regard Saer’s literary achievement as he instrumentalizes the random and psychoanalytic collusions of interests in semiotic games.