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Conferencia de Edmundo Paz Soldan / A Lecture (in Spanish) by Edmundo Paz Soldan


Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:30pm
Location: Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room

A Lecture in Spanish by Edmundo Paz Soldan

The fiction of Clarice Lispector (1920-1977), one of Brazil's leading writers, is more akin to Kafka and existentialism than to the magical realism usually associated with the generation known as the Latin American Boom. Edmundo Paz Soldan, a leading contemporary Latin American writer from Bolivia, talks about how he first got to know Lispector's work, and why Brazilian writing is curiously little-known in the Spanish-speaking world.

Edmundo Paz-Soldan is a professor of Latin American literature at Cornell University. He has won numerous awards for his fiction, including the Premio Juan Rulfo (1997) and the Premio Nacional de Novela de Bolivia (2002). His latest novel, Norte, was a finalist for the Hammett Prize in 2012.