domingo, 1 de diciembre de 2019

The 2020 Argentinean Literature of Doom


Since my on-again, off-again blogging schedule doesn't allow much room for error and there hasn't been a single ALoD event that went the distance in about four or five years, I've decided that 2020 might be an OK to subpar year to experiment with the 2020 Argentinean Literature of Doom for a full year or while supplies last.  You're, as usual, invited.  As those new to the event might not yet know, "the ALoD was originally inspired by two great posts by Tom of Wuthering Expectations that you can read about here and here and was at least partly dedicated to testing Roberto Bolaño's thesis that a 'strain of doom' evident in post-Borges Argentinean belles-lettres was due to the noxious influence of one Osvaldo Lamborghini and his art terrorist pals (César Aira, take a bow)."  While that original idea still amuses me enough to recycle the pertinent boilerplate, all you would need to do to participate in the 2020 Doom experience is to read and review at least one piece of fiction written by an Argentinean author, read and review at least one nonfiction work on Argentina, or watch and review one film that falls under the same general criteria at some point either this month or in any of next year.  I'll post links to your reviews, if there are any, each month or to mine, if there are any, at the same time although I naturally reserve the right to lose interest in the event or blogging at any time as occasionally happens.  Until then, glad we talked!

Doomsters
Amanda, Simpler Pastimes
Amateur Reader (Tom), Wuthering Expectations
Caroline, Beauty Is a Sleeping Cat
JacquiWine, JacquiWine's Journal
lizzysiddal, Lizzy's Literary Life
Silvia, Silvia Cachia
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9 comentarios:

  1. All right, I am in for the year, whatever that might mean. Track down that recent Arlt translation; Borges (admittedly not so Doomy), Norah Lange, etc. Aira, obviously. When will someone dare translate Lamborghini?

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    1. Glad to hear you're in, esp. as your plans sound quite juicy. I think Borges is a good palliative for Doom. As for Lamborghini, I thought something by him was finally coming out in English a year or two back. Maybe I got my wires crossed.

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    2. Maybe somebody announced they were going to try. I couldn't find anything. Good luck to them.

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  2. Lovely! I shall have to see what I can dig out. The fact that it's due run for the full year will give me plenty of time to get my act together. Count me in!

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    1. Great to have you back in the fold, Jacqui! Look forward to your reading selections as always. Cheers!

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  3. Hmm...I've been tentatively thinking of taking another stab at Borges (Ficciones) again in 2020, so this would make an excellent incentive to do so. I'm in!

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    1. Amanda, belated thanks for your comment! Glad to have you join us!!

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  4. Got here from Amanda's blog. Count me in!
    I'm going to see what I surprise myself with, but it probably ends up being Cortázar and a movie or two. And tjis is perfect since I have started a movie page at my blog.

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    1. Silvia, glad to have you join us! Like both the Cortázar and the movie ideas, but I hope you enjoy yourself whatever you end up reading or watching for the event. Will be by to visit your blog sometime this weekend. ¡Saludos!

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