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Hispanic Urban Studies

Subterranean Space in Contemporary Mexico City Literature

Authors: Francois, Liesbeth

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  • Covers the most important genres in city literature – the novel, the short story and the crónica – through the texts of more than forty different authors
  • Presents a fresh and original look on the much explored topic of the city in Latin American literature via readings of both renowned and upcoming writers
  • Problematizes the way in which the major presence of European and North-American cities in existing cultural analysis of the underground has shaped the debate by thoroughly examining the contextual differences brought about by the Latin American perspective
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This book studies the role of subterranean spaces in literary works about Mexico City. It analyzes how underground spaces such as the subway, the sewage system, tunnels, crypts, and the subsoil itself relate to the whole of the city in a body of works published after 1985, the year of the deadliest earthquake in the capital’s history. The texts belong to the most important genres in urban literature (the novel, the short story, and the crónica) and demonstrate the crucial role played by the underground in contemporary imaginings of the megalopolis, as it condenses and confronts the tensions that run through them. This central idea is developed through four analytical chapters focusing on the political, ecological, historical, and aesthetic dimension of subterranean imaginaries.

About the authors

Liesbeth François is a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium, with a scholarship from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). She has published on contemporary Latin American fiction and literary theory. She is the author of Andares vacilantes. La caminata en la obra narrativa de Sergio Chejfec (2018).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subterranean Space in Contemporary Mexico City Literature
Authors
Series Title
Hispanic Urban Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69456-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69456-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69455-5
Series ISSN
2662-5830
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 260
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