The New Novel in Latin America: Politics and Popular Culture

The New Novel in Latin America: Politics and Popular Culture

by Philip Swanson
     
 

This book offers an important, critical insight into the role of politics and popular culture in the works of internationally renowned writers such as Puig, Vargas Llosa, Cabrera Infante, Fuentes, Donoso, Sainz, Lispector and Isabel Allende. Philip Swanson examines key texts from the late sixties onward, exploring the nature of and reasons for the major changes in…  See more details below

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This book offers an important, critical insight into the role of politics and popular culture in the works of internationally renowned writers such as Puig, Vargas Llosa, Cabrera Infante, Fuentes, Donoso, Sainz, Lispector and Isabel Allende. Philip Swanson examines key texts from the late sixties onward, exploring the nature of and reasons for the major changes in fiction at the time. He challenges many of the traditional and new orthodoxy around the so-called "Boom" in Latin American fiction and reassesses the whole notion of the "new novel, " seeking a pattern of contradiction rather than consistency. Even after the late sixties, the supposed revitalization of the new novel associated with the so-called "Post-Boom" is shown to be filled with problems and inconsistencies as fiction struggled to insert the "popular" into essentially elitist forms, and to combine nationalist or political statements with a postmodern sense of intertextuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719053610
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.58(d)

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