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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
... define and contain criminal traces, arguing that Roberto Bolaño's and Teresa Margolles's works point, rather, to the potentiality of criminal space to project itself onto other locations. Their diffuse and globalized crime scenes have structural similarities with what Giorgio Agamben terms generalized...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Samuel Steinberg This essay reads the works of the late Roberto Bolaño, arguably the most widely read and significant Latin American novelist since Gabriel García Márquez, according to their relation to world literature, or what has come to be understood as the “Latin American global novel.” I...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... function as a document of loss, whose formal structure produces spectral, ghostly, and even traumatic effects. Analyzing catalogues from Homer’s Iliad , Charles Dickens’s American Notes for General Circulation , and Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 , this essay demonstrates that the formal capacity for spectrality is...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the drug trade as a dimension located within state structures, historically determined by state power and subject to it. The novels analyzed include Contrabando ( Contraband ) by Mexican author Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, 2666 by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, and The Power of the Dog and Down by the...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to the seven novels discussed in this essay: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Underworld by Don DeLillo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, and 2005 dopo Cristo by the Babette Factory. Although these ten...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Translated (Again): Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in the United States When they asked him how he would like to be remembered, he answered: “That’s a future battle.” To remember someone is to allow him to keep...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 333–344.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Benjamin: Selected Writings . Trans. Jephcott Edmond Zohn Harry . Ed. Eiland Howard Jennings Michael W. . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2003 , 389 – 400 . Print . Blanchot Maurice . La communauté inavouable . Paris : Les Éditions de Minuit , 1983 . Print . Bolaño...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 114–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
... , 2011 . Print . Barthes Roland . “The Death of the Author.” Image, Music, Text . Selected and trans. Heath Stephen . New York : Hill and Wang , 1977 . Print . Bolaño Roberto . “Borges y Paracelso.” Entre paréntesis. Ensayos artículos y discursos (1998–2003) . Edición...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Raffoul and Adelaide Russo, Jean-Luc Nancy reconsiders some of his ideas in the works upon which critics in this volume draw. When asked to comment on his own rapport with Homer’s Odyssey, he refers to Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño’s posthumous 2666. Nancy concurs that while the fable has...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-Prado’s 2015 collection of twenty essays, América latina en “la literatura mundial,” does important work in framing the world literature movement from a Latin American perspective, while Mariano Siskind’s Cosmopolitan Desires ( 2014 ) and Héctor Hoyos’s Beyond Bolaño ( 2015 ) emphasize the...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 189–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... use the “magic” to expose the “real.” As a result, Latin American intel- lectuals have frequently been forced into exile because they threaten repres- sive regimes — an ironic testimony to their continuing political power. Eduardo Galeano, José Donoso, Isabel Allende, and Roberto Bolaño are cases...