Un Debate Cultural Y La Literatura Chilena Actual

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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.


“The spectrum of authors considered in this volume spans from Volodia Teitelboim to Roberto Fuentes, that is to say, according to the generational schema proposed by Cedomil Goic, from a representative of the Generation of 1942 (also called the Generation of 1938) to a member of the Generation 2000 ... this volume will become an important source of bibliographical information for critics, students and readers in general who desire to pursue a more profound understanding of contemporary Chilean literature.” – Dr. Eddie Morales Piña, Universidad de Playa Ancha

“This book can be summarized succinctly by stating that it achieves a great deal in its careful selection of twelve of the most representative voices encompassing five generations of Chilean writers. While some may see the concept of literary generations as too formalist, this is a necessary tool that allows García-Corales a means with which to neatly structure the book in an orderly fashion while providing each writer an acknowledged (though sometimes refuted) set of literary precedents. As such, while these interviews may be read as individual entities, there is an obvious literary genealogy that can be traced throughout the book ...” – Dr. José Pablo Villabos, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University

“Without any doubt, we are witnessing a book that challenges any literary position on the development of the Chilean novel in the second half of the twentieth-century. García-Corales has not only succeeded in the preparation, organization, and presentation of a book, but he has also opened a literary dialogue among different generations of Chilean writers. With this generational dialogue, García-Corales’s book has the potential of becoming a classic on the study of the contemporary Chilean novel.” – Professor Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesús, Department of Languages and Cultures, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1 La Generación de 1938 y Volodia Teitelboim, un testigo privilegiado de siete décadas de la cultura chilena
Capítulo 2 Temas y variaciones de la Generación de 1950: el caso de Jorge Edwards
Capítulo 3 Poli Délano, los novísimos y el compromiso de la escritura con la cotidianidad urbana
Capítulo 4 De El entusiasmo a El baile de la victoria: Antonio Skármeta y la Generación de 1960
Capítulo 5 Diamela Eltit: las relaciones de poder, el mercado y la escritura
Capítulo 6 Ramón Díaz Eterovic, la Generación de 1980 y la novela detectivesca chilena y latinoamericana
Capítulo 7 La nueva narrativa chilena y el debate cultural a través de las reflexiones de Jaime Collyer
Capítulo 8 Alberto Fuguet y la perspectiva McOndo en la escena cultural chilena
Capítulo 9 Alejandra Costamagna y la memoria dañada de la promoción literaria emergente
Capítulo 10 Andrea Jeftanovic y el discurso de la fractura en los escritores jóvenes del siglo veintiuno
Capítulo 11 Nona Fernández y la Generación de 2000: la visión de una escena socio-cultural devastada
Capítulo 12 El reencantamiento con el realismo de la población marginal: el caso de Roberto Fuentes
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