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Understanding Roberto Bolano (Hardcover) (Ricardo Gutiu00e9rrez-mouat)

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"In Understanding Roberto Bolaäno, Ricardo Gutiâerrez-Mouat offers a comprehensive analysis of this critically acclaimed Chilean poet and novelist whose work brought global attention to Latin American literature in the 1960s unseen since the rise of Garcâia Mâarquez and magic realism. Best known for The Savage Detectives, winner of the Râomulo Gallegos Prize; the novella By Night in Chile; and the posthumously published novel 2666, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bolaäno died in 2003 just as his reputation was becoming established. After a brief biographical sketch, Gutiâerrez-Mouat chronologically contextualizes literary interpretations of Bolaäno's work in terms of his life, cultural background, and political ideals. Gutiâerrez-Mouat explains Bolaäno's work to an English-speaking audience--including his relatively neglected poetry--and conveys a sense of where Bolaäno fits in the Latin American tradition. Since his death, eleven of novels, four short story collections, and three poetry collections have been translated into English. The afterword addresses Bolaäno's status as a Latin American writer, as the former literary editor of El Paâis claimed, "neither magical realist, nor baroque nor localist, but [creator of] an imaginary, extraterritorial mirror of Latin America, more as a kind of state of mind than a specific place.""--In Understanding Roberto Bolaño, Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat offers a comprehensive analysis of this critically acclaimed Chilean poet and novelist whose work brought global attention to Latin American literature in the 1960s unseen since the rise of García Márquez and magic realism. Best known for The Savage Detectives, winner of the Rómulo Gallegos Prize; the novella By Night in Chile; and the posthumously published novel 2666, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bolaño died in 2003 just as his reputation was becoming established. After a brief biographical sketch, Gutiérrez-Mouat chronologically contextualizes literary interpretations of Bolaño's work in terms of his life, cultural background, and political ideals. Gutiérrez-Mouat explains Bolaño's work to an English-speaking audience--including his relatively neglected poetry--and conveys a sense of where Bolaño fits in the Latin American tradition. Since his death, eleven of novels, four short story collections, and three poetry collections have been translated into English.The afterword addresses Bolaño's status as a Latin American writer, as the former literary editor of El País claimed, "neither magical realist, nor baroque nor localist, but [creator of] an imaginary, extraterritorial mirror of Latin America, more as a kind of state of mind than a specific place."
Number of Pages: 238.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Understanding Modern European and Latin American Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr
Author: Ricardo Gutiu00e9rrez-mouat
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2016
TCIN: 51940472
UPC: 9781611176483
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2909

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