Dates: Wednesdays; Jan. 31–March 7

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

This class will explore the extraordinary flowering of writing that characterized the Latin American Fictional Boom Movement of the 20th Century, ranging from the “fictions” of Jorge Luis Borges, who wrote only short stories, to the inventive and playful conceits of Julio Cortazar (one of his stories was adapted into a celebrated film, “Blowup”), the witty and magical tales of Isabel Allende, the surrealism and humanity of Rosario Ferre, and the incomparable story-telling of one of the masters of the art, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Come and be amazed by the elasticity and inventiveness of this form as it has been practiced by some of the finest story-tellers of the modern era!

Class Format: Lecture and discussion

Readings: TBD

Instructor: Carolyn Pinet

PinetCarolyn Pinet taught classes in Spanish, Spain and Latin America (language, history and literature) for 30 years in MSU’s Departments of Modern Language, History and Philosophy, and in the Honors College. Recognition for her teaching includes the Letters and Science Teaching Award for Excellence. She recently taught a Wonderlust class on Fiction & Film from Argentina and Chile. She has traveled twice to Argentina, participating in an exchange program sponsored by Partners of the Americas. Her poetry collection, “Tangos, Tamaracks & the Other Woman,” appeared in 2015.