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LITERATURE

LIT-667
Advanced Studies in World Literature (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics in a wide range of literature from around the world, with emphasis on research. Meets with LIT-467. Usually offered every year.

LIT-667
001
LITERATURE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Advanced Studies in World Literature (3)

20th Century Latin American Fiction

The 'Boom': The Explosion of Late Twentieth Century Latin American Fiction Prof. Jeffrey Middents In 1963, Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the prestigious Biblioteca Breve prize from the Barcelona-based Seix Barral press for The Time of the Hero (La ciudad y los perros, literally The City and the Dogs), becoming the first Latin American to do so. As such, the novel became the first among many Latin American novels to reach outside its borders to international critical (and, of course, commercial) acclaim. Following that book's success, a relatively large number of novels from throughout the region reflected similar themes and ideas, all achieving critical acclaim and culminating in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Nobel Prize for Literature awarded following publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude. The period of this venerable explosion of novels has now been referred to as the boom of the Latin American novel. Meets with LIT-467 001.