Nazi Literature in the Americas

Featuring several mass-murdering authors, two fraternal writers at the head of a football-hooligan ring and a poet who crafts his lines in the air with sky writing, Roberto Bolaño's Nazi Literature in the Americas details the lives of a ...

Author: Roberto Bolaño

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509867011

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Featuring several mass-murdering authors, two fraternal writers at the head of a football-hooligan ring and a poet who crafts his lines in the air with sky writing, Roberto Bolaño's Nazi Literature in the Americas details the lives of a rich cast of characters from one of the most extraordinary imaginations in world literature. Written with sharp wit and virtuosic flair, this encyclopaedic group of fictional pan-American authors is the terrifyingly humorous and remarkably inventive masterpiece which made Bolaño famous throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Understanding Roberto Bola o

This twisted history of hospitality does not mean that there was a specifically Nazi literature in Latin America, which is perhaps why Bolaño felt compelled to make one up. There were writers like Leopoldo Lugones in Argentina and ...

Author: Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611176490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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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.”

Roberto Bola o as World Literature

This relation between Latin America and European fascism is sometimes in and out of history, and represents a key dimension of Bolaño's own understanding of the role of fascism in his work.4 Nazi Literature presents American fascism as ...

Author: Nicholas Birns

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501316081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Roberto Bolaño 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 Bolaño'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 Bolaño 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.

Postmodern Parody in Latin American Literature

CHAPTER 6 Parody as Genealogy and Tradition in Nazi Literature in the Americas Fátima R. Nogueira La literatura nazi en las Américas [Nazi Literature in the Americas] (1996) belongs to the sub-genre of imaginary biographies, ...

Author: Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319904306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This book examines postmodern parody in Latin American literature as the intersection between ideology construction and deconstruction. Parody’s chief task is to deconstruct and criticize the ideologies behind previous texts. During this process, new ideologies are inevitably constructed. However, postmodernism simultaneously recognizes the partiality of all ideologies and rejects their enthronement as absolute truth. This raises the question of how postmodern parody deals with the paradox inherent in its own existence on the threshold between ideology construction/deconstruction and the rejection of ideology. This book explores the relationship between parody and ideology, as well as this paradox of postmodern parody in works written by writers ranging from early twentieth-century poets to the most recent novel by the Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. The analyses include such authors as Cristina Peri Rossi, Manuel Puig, Luisa Valenzuela, Enrique Sánchez, Roberto Bolaño, Claudia Piñeiro, Margarita Mateo Palmer, Boris Salazar and Rosario Ferré.

How Is World Literature Made

His work could have been created in Europe, South America, or anywhere.38 (Ortega Ávila 2000) The reproach here has to ... Will Die in a Distant Land) and Roberto Bolaño's La Literatura Nazi en América (Nazi Literature in the Americas).

Author: Gesine Müller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110748529

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

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The debate over the concept of world literature, which has been taking place with renewed intensity over the last twenty years, is tightly bound up with the issues of global interconnectedness in a polycentric world. Most recently, critiques of globalization-related conceptualizations, in particular, have made themselves heard: to what extent is the concept of world literature too closely connected with the political and economic dynamics of globalization? Such questions cannot be answered simply through theoretical debate. The material side of the production of world literature must therefore be more strongly integrated into the conversation than it has been. Using the example of Latin American literatures, this volume demonstrates the concrete construction processes of world literature. To that purpose, archival materials have been analyzed here: notes, travel reports, and correspondence between publishers and authors. The Latin American examples provide particularly rich information about the processes of institutionalization in the Western world, as well as new perspectives for a contemporary mapping of world literature beyond the established dynamics of canonization.

Cultural and Literary Dialogues Between Asia and Latin America

Except for Nazi Literature in the Americas, all other works have been published by Openbooks since 2010. When my translation, By Night in Chile, was published, I was met with a review titled “Who is the writer that writes the script for ...

Author: Axel Gasquet

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030525712

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This book brings together a group of leading and emerging scholars on the history of cultural and literary interactions between Asia and Latin America. Through a number of interlinked case studies, contributors examine how different forms of Asia-Latin America dialogues are embedded in various national and local contexts. The volume is divided in four parts: 1) Asian hybrid identities and Latin American transnational narratives; 2) translations and reception of Latin American narratives in Asia; 3) diffracted worlds of Nikkei identities; and 4) interweaving of Asian and Latin American narratives and travel chronicles. Through the lens of modern globality and Transpacific Studies, the contributions inaugurate a perspective that has, until recently, been neglected by Asian and Latin American cultural studies, while offering an incisive theoretical discussion and detailed textual analysis.

The Seventh Heaven

across a copy of Roberto Bolaño's novel La literatura nazi en América (Nazi Literature in the Americas, 1996), in my own personal library, of all places. Bolaño is among my favorite Spanish-language authors of the late twentieth century ...

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987154

Category: History

Page: 296

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Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus’s arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul’s explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue. Stavans talks to families of the desaparecidos in Buenos Aires, to “Indian Jews,” and to people affiliated with neo-Nazi groups in Patagonia. He also visits Spain to understand the long-term effects of the Inquisition, the American Southwest habitat of “secret Jews,” and Israel, where immigrants from Latin America have reshaped the Jewish state. Along the way, he looks for the proverbial “seventh heaven,” which, according to the Talmud, out of proximity with the divine, the meaning of life in general, and Jewish life in particular, becomes clearer. The Seventh Heaven is a masterful work in Stavans’s ongoing quest to find a convergence between the personal and the historical.

Beyond Bola o

In the end, the genealogy of Nazi literature proves to be an impossible task, or one that does not get to the heart of the ... a Name take many of their cues from Nazi Literature in the Americas, but they diverge significantly from it.

Author: HŽctor Hoyos

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231168427

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Through a comparative analysis of the novels of Roberto Bola–o and the fictional work of CŽsar Aira, Mario Bellatin, Diamela Eltit, Chico Buarque, Alberto Fuguet, and Fernando Vallejo, among other contemporaries, HŽctor Hoyos defines new trends in how we read and write in a globalized era. Calling attention to fresh innovations in form, voice, perspective, and representation, he also affirms the lead role of Latin American authors in reshaping world literature. Focusing on post-1989 Latin American novels and their representation of globalization, Hoyos considers the narrative techniques and aesthetic choices Latin American authors make to assimilate the conflicting forces at work in our increasingly interconnected world. Challenging the assumption that globalization leads to cultural homogenization, his book identifies the rich textual strategies that estrange and re-mediate power relations both within literary canons and across global cultural hegemonies. Hoyos shines a light on the unique, avant garde phenomena that animate these works, such as modeling literary circuits after the dynamics of the art world, imagining counterfactual ÒNaziÓ histories, exposing the limits of escapist narratives, and formulating textual forms that resist worldwide literary consumerism. These experiments help reconfigure received ideas about global culture and advance new, creative articulations of world consciousness.

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

... the mid-1990s was La literatura nazi en América (1996; Nazi literature in the Americas, 2008) by Roberto Bolaño. The novel is a parody that follows the collapse of the hegemony of the intellectual right in Latin America during the ...

Author: Sara Castro-Klaren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118661352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

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A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century. Written by more than thirty experts in cultural theory, literary history, and literary criticism, this authoritative and up-to-date reference places major authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry. This allows the reader to more accurately interpret the esteemed but demanding literature of authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, and Diamela Eltit. Key authors whose work has defined a period, or defied borders, as in the cases of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, César Vallejo, and Gabriel García Márquez, are also discussed in historical and theoretical context. Additional essays engage the reader with in-depth discussions of forms and genres, and discussions of architecture, music, and film. This text provides the historical background to help the reader understand the people and culture that have defined Latin American literature and its reception. Each chapter also includes short selected bibliographic guides and recommendations for further reading.

Nazism the Second World War and the Holocaust in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

interrelated historical phenomena formed part of a sporadic – but significant – Latin American literary corpus that ... starting with Roberto Bolaño's La literatura nazi en América (Nazi Literature in the Americas) published in 1996.

Author: Emily M. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316512425

Category: History

Page: 262

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This book shows how Latin American authors find Nazism relevant to thinking through some of the most urgent contemporary challenges.