Wilson Center Experts

William Peter Rougle

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Latin America
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wilson Center Project(s):
Latin American Literature in the Soviet Union, 1976-1986
Dec 01, 1987
Jul 01, 1988

Project Summary

Examines the impact of Latin American literature on the Soviet Union. Follows its initial condemnation (for its modernist techniques), to its praise for presenting proper historical perspective, its socialist realism. Defines the Soviet reception from 1976-1986, measures the extent to which the Soviet debate impacted the larger debate on modernism, and the extent that Latin American literature has influenced contemporary Soviet literature.