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From the PublisherHerrero-Olaizola has done meticulous archival research that sheds new light on the history of the Boom and the mechanisms through which the field of cultural production and the field of power (to use Bourdieu's terms) interacted during the process of publication and canonization of the movement.— A Contracorriente
"...opens up new avenues for further studies on the Boom writers ... appeals to a broader educated readership interested in the subject matter ... a brilliant contribution to the study of Latin American Boom writers."— Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
"...Herrero's book provides a pleasurable reading experience, based on admirable archival work, that unearths an important chapter in the history of Latin American literature on the one hand and of Spain's political and economic policies on the other."— Modern Language Notes
"This is ... cultural studies at its most brilliant. Not only does Herrero-Olaizola concern himself with the sociohistoric contexts of cultural production and the ways in which censorship and the regime of cultural authoritarianism and cultural superiority in Spain ... affect the nature of the literary text ... but he also engages in the sort of close textual scrutiny and analysis that reminds us that we are dealing with artistic constructs and not sociological documents."— Hispania
"In this excellent example of the virtues and possibilities of archival research, Herrero-Olaizola offers a fascinating look at the intersection (and dark underside) of literature, publishing, and cultural censorship in relation to the diffusion of the Latin American boom of the 1960s-70s in Spain."— CHOICE
"Herrero-Olaizola's study is groundbreaking. He unearths, quite literally from declassified archives and authors' manuscripts, essential episodes of literary, political, and commercial negotiation as Spain published Latin American writers during the last phase of the Franco regime. I admire his exhaustive and original research, the clarity of his complex arguments, and his seamless interdisciplinary approach (blending literary studies, politics, business, international relations, and gender). This book completes the intellectual history of the Boom."— Marcy E. Schwartz, author of Writing Paris: Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
"An original and excellent book based on impressive scholarship."— Daniel Balderston, coeditor of Voice-Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature"