Roberto Bolano as World Literature (Literatures as World Literature)

Roberto Bolano as World Literature (Literatures as World Literature)

By: Juan E. De Castro (editor), Nicholas Birns (editor)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


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.

About Author

Nicholas Birns is Associate Professor at New York University, USA. His books include The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel (co-edited, 2013) and Theory After Theory (2010). Juan E. De Castro is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Mario Vargas Llosa: Public Intellectual in Neoliberal Latin America (2011). He is the co-editor of The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel (2013).


Introduction: Fractured Masterpieces Nicholas Birns (College of New Rochelle, USA) and Juan E De Castro (Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, USA) I. Bolano and World History 1. On Fascism, history and evil in Roberto Bolano Federico Finchelstein (The New School, USA) 2. "More Culture!": The Rules of Art in Roberto Bolano's By Night in Chile Thomas Beebee (Pennsylvania State University, USA) 3. Politics and Ethics in Latin America: On Roberto Bolano Juan E. De Castro (The New School,USA) 4. The Repolitization of the Latin American Shore: Roberto Bolano and the Dispersion of "World Literature" Oswaldo Zavala (City University of New York, USA) II. Bolano's Literary Worlds 5. Bolano, Ethics, and the Experts Will H. Corral (Independent Scholar) 6. Considerations on the Real and Reality in Juan Luis Martinez's La nueva novela and in Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives Patricia Espinosa H. (Instituto de Estetica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) 7. Global Bolano: Reading, Writing and Publishing in a Neoliberal World Jose Enrique Navarro (Wichita State University, USA) III. Bolano's Global Readers 8. Mocking World Literature and Canon Parodies in Roberto Bolano's Fiction Benjamin Loy (University of Koeln, Germany) 9. On Depoliticized Politics: Roberto Bolano's Reception in China Teng Wei (South China Normal University, China) 10. Black Dawn: Roberto Bolano as (North) American Writer Nicholas Birns (College of New Rochelle, USA) 11. Roberto Bolano and the Remapping of World-Literature Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin,UK) Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781501316067
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781501316067
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 1501316060

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly