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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2020

SPAN 80.22 The Boom Novels of Spanish America

This course examines Spanish America’s explosive entrance onto the transnational literary scene in the 1960s during the Cold War. The novelists most typically associated with this “Boom” in Spanish American literature include Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, and Alejo Carpentier. We will explore the political, economic, and aesthetic phenomena that produced the Boom. We will also study the effects of this Boom on both the development of the novel as a genre and on the global dissemination of the idea of Spanish America as a single cultural and ideological entity.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:NW

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