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LLRO 13186-3: One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Instructor: Joshua Lund

This course is dedicated to a semester-long study of a masterpiece of narrative fiction in anticipation of its 50th anniversary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's _One Hundred Years of Solitude_ (1967). Through careful and systematic reading, our discussions will move in two directions: On the one hand, toward the ways in which the central themes of the text--including but not limited to love, family, war, nation, science, travel, narrative, and writing itself--both illuminate and are illuminated by questions central to Western philosophy. On the other hand, the way in which the novel negotiates its own specific context--Western culture, the Americas, Latin America, Colombia--and how it confronts us to rethink that context. At the end of the course, besides having experienced one of the great artworks of the modern age, you should feel that your perspective on the world has been altered, at least a little.