|(3 cr.) This course pairs two of the most highly
acclaimed and frequently discussed novels of the
second half of 20th-century Spanish America: Cien
anos de soledad by Nobel Prize winner, Colombian,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967) and La casa de los
espíritus by Chilean, Isabel Allende (1982).
Students read and discuss both novels in depth in
terms of their portrayals of Spanish-American
history and culture and analyze the relationship
between the two novels to develop an understanding
of Allende's challenge to Marquez's cosmovision
and sense of telos. Prerequisites: three
literature courses taught in Spanish or
acceptance into the MAT program in Spanish.
Every Other Year, Fall|