The Boom In Spanish American Literature: A Personal History

Donoso, Jose

Published by Columbia University Press, 1977
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New York. 1977. Columbia University Press. 1st American Edition. Fine In Red Binding.No Dustjacket. 90. 122 pages. hardcover. 0231041640. keywords: October 5. inventory # 13527. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Recent years have witnessed an astonishing eruption in the literary output of writers in Latin America, a phenomenon that the Latin Americans themselves refer to as the Boom. This book is a fascinating account of this exciting period in Latin American letters by the Chilean novelist José Donoso. Mr. Donoso’s latest novel, The Obscene Bird of Night, was published in the United States and received an extraordinary frontpage review in the New York Times Book Review; his short stories and novellas will appear in English translation this year. Himself a product of the era he describes, Mr. Donoso provides a personal history and critique of the Boom that has brought a number of outstanding writers to the forefront. Among the writers Mr. Donoso discusses in his account are Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, and Jorge Luis Borges. Originally published in Spain, this book recounts Mr. Donoso’s own psychic and literary liberation from intellectual provinciality and tells how the so-called Boom actually came to be. Placing this ‘fortunate explosion’ in perspective, the author links significant changes in the contemporary Spanish American novel to a process of internationalization and to a growing sophistication and cosmopolitanism on the part of young Latin American writers. He deflates the myths surrounding this new crop of writers-particularly their ‘literary cocktail circuit’ reputation-and provides glimpses into the literary lives of many of Latin America’s most celebrated authors. Written by a charming, keen, and self-aware observer, The Boom is a valuable as well as an entertaining commentary on the riches of contemporary Spanish American literature. The book will find an audience among students, specialists, and general readers interested in a literature that is now taking its place in the consciousness of Americans both North and South. Foreword by Ronald Christ. A Center for Inter-American Relations Book. Chilean novelist José Donoso is the author of The Obscene Bird of Night and the forthcoming Sacred Families and The Charleston and Other Stories. (original title: Historia personal del ‘boom’, 1972 - Editorial Anagrama, Barcelona). Fine In Red Binding.No Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Explains how the so-called Boom came into being, linking changes in the Spanish American novel to the growing sophistication among Latin American writers

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Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1977
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