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Fall 2012-2013
COM 574 / SPA 587 / LAS 574   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Roberto Bolaño: Adventures in Culture Land

Susana Draper

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

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22683 S01 04:30:00 pm - 07:20:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:9 Limit:10