The Domestication of the Literary Outsider with Alex Perez


May 6th, 2021

1 hr 30 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Fiction writer and cultural critic Alex Perez joins Outsider Theory to discuss a mutual favorite writer, Roberto Bolaño, and in particular his short story "Labyrinth." We also cover the contemporary literary prestige economy, the professionalization of literature, the propagandification of culture in the Trump era, and the prospects for literary outsiders today.

Read Bolaño's "Labyrinth" here: