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- State University of New York Press
Provides a clear account of the issues in Spanish American fiction in the last quarter-century by attempting to answer questions on the Boom, Post-Boom, and its relation to Postmodernism.
What happened in Spanish American fiction after the Boom? Can we define the Post-Boom? What are its characteristics? How does it relate to the Boom itself? Is Post-Boom the same as Postmodernism or something quite different? Shaw traces the emergence of a different kind of writing which began to displace the Boom in the mid-1970s and has flourished ever since. More reader-friendly, more concerned with the here and now of Latin America, the writers of the Post-Boom have explored new areas of Spanish American life and incorporated characters from new social groups, especially young working-class and lower middle-class figures with their distinctive “pop” culture and freewheeling life-style. Shaw suggests that, while some Boom writers have moved toward the Post-Boom, Post-Boom narrative is distinctively different from that of the older movement and cannot be readily assimilated into Postmodernism.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.26(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.71(d)|
|Lexile:||1580L (what's this?)|
Table of Contents
Some Post-Boom Novelists
Conclusion: Post-Boom and Postmodernism