Generation X Rocks: Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film, and Rock Culture

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Essays in this volume explore the popular cultural effects of rock culture on high literary production in Spain in the 1990s.
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Generation X Rocks serves as a helpful primer on popular culture in Spain and the current group of writers whose work draws the culture to the fore.
--David K. Herzberger, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826515643
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Hispanic Issues Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Henseler is Associate Professor of Spanish at Union College.

Randolph D. Pope is Commonwealth Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia.

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Table of Contents


Christine Henseler and Randolph Pope Introduction


Gonzalo Navajas A Dystopian Culture. The Minimalist Paradigm in the Generation X

Paul D. Begin The Pistols Strike Again! On the Function of Punk in Peninsular "Generation X" Fiction by Ray Loriga a Benjamín Prado

Cintia Santana What We Talk About When We Talk About Dirty Realism in Spain


Samuel Amago Can Anyone Rock Like We Do? Or, How the Gen X Aesthetic Transcends the Age of the Writer

Luis Martín-Cabrera Apocalypses Now: The End of Spanish Literature? Reading Payasos en la Lavadora as Critical Parody

Elizabeth Scarlett Not Your Father's Rock and Roll: Listening to Transitional/Eighties Writers and Generation X


Randolph Pope Between Rock and the Rocking Chair: The Epilogue's Resistance in Historias del Kronen

Matthew J. Marr Realism on the Rocks in the Generational Novel:: "Rummies," Rhythm, and Rebellion in Historias del Kronen & The Sun Also Rises

IV. ROCKING THE ROAD WITH RAY LORIGA Jorge Pérez Reckless Driving: Speed, Mobility, and Transgression in the Spanish "Rock 'n' Road" Novel

Kathryn Everly Television and the Power of Image in Caídos del cielo and La pistola de mi hermano by Ray Loriga.

Christine Henseler Rocking Around Ray Loriga's Héroes: Video Clip Literature and the Televisual Subject


Nina Molinaro Watching, Wanting, and the Gen X Soundtrack of Gabriela Bustelo's Veo Veo

Linda Gould Levine Saved by Art?: Entrapment and Freedom in Icíar Bollaín's Te doy mis ojos

Luis Martin-Estudillo Afterword

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