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How the CIA Bought Juan Rulfo Some Land in the Country (Guest Post by Patrick Iber)

[Editor’s note:  the following is a guest post by Patrick Iber, a visiting lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley. — LDB] How the CIA bought Juan Rulfo Some Land in the Country: Meditations on Eric Bennett’s “How Iowa Flattened Literature” by Patrick Iber Did the CIA fund creative writing in Mexico? The answer is “yes.” In the second half of the twentieth-century, Mexico’s most prestigious creative writing center, Mexico City’s Centro Mexicano de Escritores, gave writers year-long grants to devote themselves exclusively to writing. Senior authors taught technique and supervised workshops based on the model of the Iowa Read more