García-Corales, Guillermo Books

Dr. Guillermo García-Corales teaches Latin American literature at Baylor University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and his M.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. García-Corales has published four books: Relaciones de poder y carnavalización en la novela chilena contemporánea (1995), Poder y crimen en la literatura chilena contemporánea (2002), Los imaginarios de la decepción en las novelas chilenas de los 90(2004), Dieciséis entrevistas con autores chilenos contemporáneos: La emergencia de una nueva narrativa (2005). In addition, he has published more than thirty articles dealing with the modern and postmodern Latin American novel.

Dieciseis Entrevistas Con Autores Chilenos Contemporaneos: La Emergencia De Una Nueva Narrativa
2005 0-7734-5992-8
The objective of this book is to document the perceptions of distinguished Chilean authors and critics with respect to their own literary works produced approximately during the last fifteen years (1990-2005) and the manners in which these texts have generated cultural debate. The book consists, in large part, of in-depth academic interviews completed during the second semester of 2004 and the first part of 2005 with prominent authors whom are related to the New Chilean Narrative. These interviews are preceded by an introductory chapter which outlines the key ideological and literary concepts present in the reflections found in the interviews.

This volume contributes material that will enhance the understanding of key representatives of the New Chilean Narrative. These distinguished authors have a fundamental place in the history of Chilean literature and play a crucial role in Chile’s and Latin America’s literary scene. As demonstrated in the foreword of each of the in-depth interviews in this book, all of the writers have been recognized at an international level and have been bestowed with prestigious literary awards. In addition, their novels and volumes of short stories can be appreciated by a large community of readers and are the focus of investigation in diverse academic centers of Latin America, the United States, and Europe. This work will appeal to scholars in Latin American Studies and Contemporary Latin American Literature

El Neopolicial Latinoamericano Y La Cronica Del Chile Actual En Las Novelas De Ramon Diaz Eterovic
2008 0-7734-5189-7
This study examines the detective narrative of Ramón Díaz Eterovic with a particular emphasis on his novels published between 2001 and 2007. The book proposes an original and relevant analysis of Díaz Eterovic’s literary work by positing that his novels confront the dominant discourses of culture, politics, and histiography through the integration of the hard-boiled and so-called social novel. The result is a critical look at Chile’s democratic transition in the post-dictatorial era (1990-2007).

Los Imaginarios De La Decepcion En Las Novelas Chilenas De Los 90 / Imageries Of Deception In Chilean Novels Of The 1990s
2004 0-7734-6367-4
This book focuses on the “New Chilean Narrative” published in the historically significant decade of the 90s by a group of writers belonging to the “Generation of the 80s”. The analysis of selected texts by Ana María del Río, Diamela Eltit, Guadalupe Santa Cruz, Jaime Collyer, Ramón Díaz Eterovic, Gonzalo Contreras, and Alberto Fuguet explores the literary strategies by which these writers present literary “imageries of deception” that question the post-dictatorial order in Chile. The concept of “imageries of deception” alludes to literary motifs that represent a critical view of a Chilean contemporary reality whose source can be traced to the Pinochet dictatorship and its ideological aftermath. The “imageries of deception” question the dominant myths that sustain Chilean post-dictatorial society, and remember the nation’s ideological conflicts of the past three decades. As cultural spaces where memory resists the dominant will to deceptively erase the past, the narrative of the 90s reveals the enduring and debilitating impact of a dictatorship successfully disguised as the current “neo-liberal democracy”.

Un Debate Cultural Y La Literatura Chilena Actual
2007 0-7734-5431-4
This book presents a panoramic view of contemporary Chilean literature from an aesthetic and ideological perspective in connection with the country’s recent history. To accomplish this main objective, the volume offers a series of in-depth academic interviews with representatives of five generations of Chilean writers. These authors are: Volodia Teitelboim( b. 1916), Jorge Edwards (b. 1931), Poli Délano (b. 1936), Antonio Skármeta (b. 1940), Jaime Collyer (b. 1955), Ramón Díaz Eterovic (b. 1956), Alberto Fuguet (b. 1964), Andrea Jeftanovic (b. 1970), Alejandra Costamagna (b. 1970), Nona Fernández (b. 1971), and Roberto Fuentes (b. 1973). The writers presented in this work are the leaders of their literary generations and have acquired, or are acquiring, prominence in Chile and Latin America. Therefore, their novels, volumes of short stories, and essays are worthy of attention by an extensive reading community as these are the focal point of study in diverse academic centers in Latin America, the United States and Europe. In Spanish.