Beginning of five months in Bolivia

I arrived in La Paz/El Alto on Sunday morning after a red eye flight through Miami from Columbus. I spent my final days in Columbus busily preparing PDFs and organizing my resources — chapters, articles, pamphlets, flyers, and photographs — for the writing I will do during the next several months (notably a research article from my work in Mexico City, and a guest-edited special issue of the Journal of Cultural Geography). I also made difficult choices between which books I would bring with me to Bolivia, settling on Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus (for my reading group with Nomad Scholarship), Lefebvre’s The Urban Revolution and The Explosion (to be read with Kafui Attoh), and three works of fiction by Roberto Bolaño — books I am rereading and using as sources of inspiration for my writing (2666The Savage Detectives, and Amulet).

UPDATE (August 3): More on rereading Bolaño; Stuart Elden recently reposted this essay on rereading 2666 to Progressive Geographies, here.

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About nicholasjoncrane

Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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3 Responses to Beginning of five months in Bolivia

  1. Wishing you safe, fun, and productive travels, Nick! I will definitely miss seeing you around!
    -Maegan

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