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I believe that it is one of the traditions to which they respond alongside others, like contemporary British fiction, American. Above all, the utopia of a better society, more just, more egalitarian, should still be the hope of most of us, but we must not interpret it as the only and absolute truth. He lives jprge Manhattan. His- afflict Latin America. How does history work on literature?

His was a profoundly political literature that aspired to be Latin American in a way different from that of the Boom, but that was still Latin American. Two express themselves under those of desire interweave to blur real- hundred years later, Mexican writer terms.

And that is maybe one of the themes that is present in all of Latin American literature, everywhere, from the Boom to the present literature dealing with political regimes. At least, not entirely.

How do you think literature works on history? It seems that this theme runs through contemporary Latin American literature. The Alphabet by Ron Silliman Silliman begins with “Albany,” written in and beginning “If the function of writing is The Last Interview does not necessaril A member of the Crack Generation, whose Crack Manifesto questioned the hegemony magical realism held over Latin American literature, Jorge Volpi has become an intellectual and literary referent for the upcoming generations.

Sometimes it is the everyday man, sometimes the politician, sometimes the scientists or other specialists. The true risks are not Jorge Volpi.

El Insomnio de Bolivar : Cuatro Consideraciones Intempestivas Sobre America Latina en el Siglo XXI

In your Trilogy of the Twentieth Century there inskmnio to be a short-circuit between historical events—the Second World War, May ofthe fall of the Berlin Wall—and literature. Remember me on this computer. Overwhelmed by phone calls from friends, newspapers, voloi family, Volpi was still able to make some time for our questions.


What does this mean? It seemed to me that it would be interesting to form two more novels in order to articulate a novelistic history of the 20th century. Log In Sign Up. Click here to sign up.

Instead, the Yanomami the jodge language, what do the many, but not all, of the character- appear passive and in fairly poor inhabitants of Colombia, Mexico, or istics that defined Latin America health, plagued by parasites. First, because evil has been understood in the 20th century as a political category rather than as a theological category.

Now we are in a stage in which these books are the classics just as Cervantes is a classic. Peru have in common? We assume—above all—Nazism as the paradigm of absolute evil, even though, for many people this place might be reserved for any totalitarian system, including the contrary tendency, which would be Stalinism.

While in general it was seen that the utopias generated monsters—totalitarian regimes—there was still a nostalgia for utopias that could really lead to a better society, more just, that was really the origin of utopia as such. Does a Latin have finally allowed him to shift they also reflect on the desire to American identity exist? After the end of Latin American literature, how do you read and write facing the Latin American Boom?

More specifically, how individuals comport themselves in relationship to power. That power that is permanent, omnipresent, that microphysics of power described so well by Michel Foucault, seen in the behavior of concrete characters, in their intimate worlds, but also from the much wider perspective of the State.

How you exercise power and how you resist power. That is to say, little fragments that contain boolivar that is Latin American, almost in an unconscious fashion, but that above all respond to an individual will and that are no longer a matter of identity. His most famous novel, In Search of Klingsorwas published in Insomnoo in by Fourth Estate, and, more recently, Open Letter Books published a translation of the last volume of the Trilogyentitled Season of Ash.


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Our regimes keep being related to evil. Or is what the shape of his dream. Currently he is working on his first novel. Are those have ceased to exist. And yes, during the second part of the 20th century there was a nostalgia vopli utopia.

What follows is the result of our conversation. In Search of Klingsor seems to revolve around an attempt to explain evil, or at least one of its variants. How do you see the relationship between evil and literature? Evil is one of the most interesting themes for me. He studies Spanish and Portuguese literature at Princeton University.

That is to say, history has been understood in the past centuries as a scientific discipline, as a constant reference to concrete facts, constantly relying on documents as its source. How did you come up with the idea of writing The Trilogy of the Twentieth Bloivar His first novel is in the works. Does the parable of the mosquitoes say something about order or randomness, logic or fate?

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First of all, literature and history are absolutely linked. Although one must say that there is, perhaps, an overuse of the term in our times. The Joan Margarit Interview To write a vklpi poem is very difficult. Carlos Fonseca writes regularly for the literary review website: The cul- so lucky and the thousands who without seeing his dream realized.

Now, writers in the distinct countries of Latin American feel part of their own nationality, and maybe what they are beginning to form are models whose paradigm would no longer be a giant edifice, a cathedral, for example, a Latin American temple, but rather holograms. Skip to main content.

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