Roberto Bolano as World Literature Hardback
Edited by Nicholas (New York University, USA) Birns, Juan E. (Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, USA) De Castro
Part of the Literatures as World Literature series
Roberto Bolano as World Literature provides an introduction to the Chilean novelist that highlights his connections with classic and contemporary masters of world literature and his investigation of topics of international interest, such as the rise of rightwing and neofascist movements during the last decades of the 20th century. But this anthology also shows how Roberto Bolano's participation in world literature is informed in his experiences, identity, and, more generally, cultural location as a Chilean, Latin American and, more generally, Hispanic writer and man.
This book provides a corrective to readings of his novels as exclusively "postmodern" or as unproblematically representative of Chilean or Latin American reality. Roberto Bolano as World Literature thus helps readers to better understand such complex works as his monumental global five-part masterpiece 2666, his Chilean novels (Distant Star, By Night in Chile), and his Mexican narratives (Amulet, The Savage Detectives), among other works.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Publication Date: 26/01/2017
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781501316067