Literatures of the Americas

New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative

Post-National Literatures and the Canon

Editors: Robbins, T., González, J. (Eds.)

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Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Authors explored are from the Boom and Postboom periods, including those who combine social preoccupations, like drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones.

About the authors

Ricardo Gutiérrez Mouat, Emory University, USA Alberto Fonseca, North Central College, USA Tomás Regalado López, James Madison University, USA Gerardo Cruz-Grunerth, Writer, Mexico Eduard Arriaga-Arango, Western University, Canada Lotte Buiting, Harvard University, USA Janet Hendrickson, Translator, USA Emilse B. Hidalgo, IRICE-Conicet, Argentina

Reviews

"The authors of this timely collection provide a solid account of the nature of post-politics and the subsequent demise of the idea of the nation in contemporary Latin American narrative, also scrutinizing the crucial role of the Internet in the construction of a simultaneously global and local new Latin American Republic of Letters." - J. Agustín Pastén B., Professor of Latin American Literature, North Carolina State University, USA

"An incisive critical and historical analysis of the newest trends in Latin American narrative, this authoritative volume captures the iconoclastic temperament of the continent's post-national literary movements at the break of the 21st century, answering the what, how, and why of the emergence of groups and figures such as McOndo, Crack, MoHo, Bolaño, Volpi, and others, in the context of conflictual globalization and the shifting market forces of postmodern culture. It is an essential update to find out what comes after magical realism, the Boom, and the dissolution of the traditional literary canon." - Erik Camayd-Freixas, Professor of Spanish, Florida International University, USA and author of Etnografía imaginaria: Historia y parodia en la literatura hispanoamericana


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Robbins, Timothy R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • From the Mexican Onda to McOndo: The Shifting Ideology of Mass Culture

    Robbins, Timothy R.

    Pages 15-38

  • Bolaño and the Canon

    Gutiérrez-Mouat, Ricardo

    Pages 39-54

  • The Crack and Contemporary Latin American Narrative: An Introductory Study

    López, Tomás Regalado

    Pages 55-83

  • Deep

    Cruz-Grunerth, Gerardo

    Pages 85-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
Book Subtitle
Post-National Literatures and the Canon
Editors
  • T. Robbins
  • J. González
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44471-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137444714
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44470-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 241
Topics