Autonomy after Autonomy, or, The Novel Beyond Nation: Roberto Bolaño's 2666

Emilio Sauri

Abstract


"Bolaño offers a blueprint of sorts for the “postnational” Latin American novel. But if Bolaño would, for this reason, become the “guru of new generations”...of writers, in what follows, we will see that Bolaño’s fictions also suggest that, far from resulting in a more complete embrace of the market, the hollowing-out of this “Bolivarian conviction” has instead given rise to the possibility of a literary autonomy after autonomy."

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