Description of Class
When we write fiction, we create parallel worlds. As such, possibility is not only a question of genre or believability on the page, but also one of language: what if?
This is especially true of Latin-American fiction, in which the relationship between the past and the future, the real and the unreal is often blurred beyond recognition. Through a close reading of Roberto Bolaño’s “The Last Evenings on Earth” and two flash-fiction stories by Claudia Hernández, this class will explore these relationships and discuss writing techniques and strategies to create the otherworldly.
The class will include a short lecture on Latin-American literary traditions; craft discussion; and an exercise.Top