“The book evinces very solid and thorough research on the topic of the Post-Boom in general and on individual writers in particular (Isabel Allende, Gustavo Sainz, Luisa Valenzuela, Antonio Skarmeta, Rosario Ferré). Its structure is straightforward: a general introduction/definition of the term is followed by chapters focused on specific writers exemplifying the multifarious tendencies of the Post-Boom.” Elzbieta Sklodowska, Washington University
“The author makes a clear distinction between the Boom and the Post-Boom. He meticulously maps the characteristics of each of the literary movements and gives lucid examples to support his findings. His scholarship is exhaustive; he leaves no stone unturned.” Margarita Vargas, State University of New York at Buffalo
“The book abounds with fresh, innovative insights, such as the way D.L. Shaw elucidates the kind of neo-realism that informs the works of the Post-Boom. Further, the exposure of conflict and inconsistency in the work of David Vinas, and the analysis of the works of Manuel Puig, which qualify him as writer of the transition between Boom and Post-Boom, are brilliant expositions, offering entirely new insights. This is the case also, and most particularly, with the analysis of the work of Antonio Skarmeta. D.L. Shaw is the expert on this pivotal writer.” Harriet S. Turner, University of NebraskaLincoln.