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SPA554: Limits of Reality and Imagination

This course will focus on novels and short stories that question the attempt of literature to capture reality in its complexity or to act as a way to escape from it.

This course will focus on novels and short stories that question the attempt of literature to capture reality in its complexity or to act as a way to escape from it. The authors whose works are studied include Cervantes, Quiroga, Fuentes, Cortázar, García Márquez and Borges. This class is the first of a three-part sequence of courses that prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam in Spanish Literature and Culture but students are not required to take both terms.