I have a title for my current book but I may need another book on the 19th century, or to 1826-1926 or so. I could call it One Hundred Years of Solitude, referring to the not-well-enough-understood century, that I am convinced I must understand to understand Vallejo.
This idea has been inspired by Joshua Lund, who says:
With or without intentions, however, the feeling of exclusion is there, representing what we might call the negative side of Latin American exceptionalism, what García Márquez has so rigorously and eloquently theorized as the solitude of Latin America, or what Schwarz calls a critical malaise.
–in Cultural Critique 47 (2001) 54-90, “Barbarian Theorizing and the Limits of Latin American Exceptionalism.”