COM 574 / SPA 587 / LAS 574
Roberto Bolaño: Adventures in Culture Land
Forty years after the emergence of Gabriel García Márquez, the narrative works of Roberto Bolaño have once again put Latin American literature at the center of the world's cultural mainstream. Within epics of travel, adventure and youth culture, he combined literary traditions that until then seemed incompatible. This course will explore the fictional world, the poetics, and the artistic strategies of an author that made Jim Morrison dialogue with James Joyce, who resuscitated the myth of the Latin American avant-gardes, and who in less than ten years went from being an anonymous eccentric to a New York Times bestseller.
Sample reading list:
Roberto Bolaño, Amulet /Amuleto
Bolaño, Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches
Bolaño, The Insufferable Gaucho / El gaucho insufrible
Bolaño, The Romantic Dogs / Los perros románticos (poems)
Bolaño, The Savage Detectives / Los detectives Salvajes
Bolaño & A.G. Porta, Consejos de un discípulo de Morrison a un fanático de Joyce
See instructor for complete list
Open to Graduate Students Only.
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