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Latin American Studies


El Crack: Instrucciones de uso

Event Start DateThursday, April 24, 2014
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 102
Event Start Time4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
CostCost: Free

Talk will be given in Spanish.

Ignacio Padilla is a Mexican author of international renown whose short stories, novels, essays and children's literature have won numerous awards and have been translated into over fifteen languages. He is a founding member of the Crack Generation, a group of writers who have been called the most significant literary generation since the Latin American Boom, and whose Crack Manifesto calls for making a "crack" in Latin American narrative tradition by re-writing it. Padilla's novels and short stories build on the legacy of the complex works of the Boom writers as well as that of authors such as William Faulkner. His innovative and rigorous style is motivated by "a profound respect for the intelligent reader who wants to actively participate in literature." Barry Unsworth (The New York Times Book Review) has called Padilla, "An author of exceptional talent." The French magazine Lire has named Ignacio Padilla as one of the most important writers of the twenty-first century.

Reception to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund.

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