Analysis Of Roberto Bolano's Hundred Years Of Solitude

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A new art movement is the need of a specific era, though it is well to remember that it is the subsequent result of hundredsof years of slow growth. It often produces new methodologies that will eventually form the aesthetic, psychological approach of that time period .In history, a new literary movement arrives contradicting the existing movement with a new set of narrative techniques, plot, style of writing, style of living, etc. which wouldform the writers and their work in the successiveyears. Indeed, a breakthrough magnum opus that leads the inception of new literary movements like Lyrical Ballads, which was the harbingers of Romanticism and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Hundred Years of Solitude, which popularisedmagical realism etc.
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Roberto Bolano – the Chilean writer – rewrites the history of literary movements by beginning a new movement within a work that speaks loudly about a new movement – Visceral Realism. He plays the role of a critic as well as the writer simultaneously and all his fictions can be read as an attempt to define the new movement he dreamt to put in place in order to wipe off thethen-strongly-established Boom movement. The genre is declared through an alter egotist character of the novelist, Arturo Belano, a failed poet. The novel brings into life the parallel literary world that automatically forms the transition age. In the novel, the movement is made by poets but eventually, contrary to the wishes of the writer, the new movement was erectedon another totally different genre –novel. The novelist dexterously crafts all four major ingredientsfor a movement to bloom up – a group of writers, a new style of writing, a new style of living and a peculiar global geography that represent the …show more content…
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For the visceral realist in the novel, it is more of a life style than writing style and the novel through its fake characters and real-life characters underline the manifesto of the new movement. Majority of its characters are dropped out of school for reading, writing and co-living a life that

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