Alex Douglas

December 19, 2008

Roberto Bolaño and the Bastard Canon

Filed under: Research — afdoug @ 10:54 pm  Tagged

Roberto Bolaño is an dead Latin American novelist recently proclaimed the most influential of his generation. He wrote The Savage Detectives and 2666. Strangely, he is both canonical and vanguard; he publicly insulted most of his famous predecessors but has inherited their mantle. The attached essay (in Spanish) examines what Bolaño’s canonization tells us about canon formation.  

Bolaño y el canon bastardo: Los detectives salvajes como novela vanguardista y canónica 

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