"I Read even the Scraps of Paper I Find on the Street": A Thesis on the Contemporary Literatures of the Americas
Positions Hemingway as the modernist exemplar of the U.S.’s “writer-as-experience” aesthetic, which directly contrasts with Latin America’s “writer-as-reader” position, represented in Jorge Luis Borges’s work. Asserts that both subject positions merge in the writings of Robert Bolaño to inspire the current generation of Latino-American writers. References The Sun Also Rises’s Jake Barnes and Robert Cohn.
American Literary History