The New Novel in Latin America: Politics and Popular Culture After the Boom

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Exploring such internationally renowned writers as Puig, Vargas Llosa, Cabrera Infante, Fuentes, Donoso, Sainz, Lispector and Isabel Allende, this study examines each writer to discover the nature of and reasons for the major changes in fiction at the time. Swanson challenges many of the new orthodoxies around the so-called "Boom" in Latin American fiction, and reassesses the whole notion of the "new novel" seeing a pattern of contradiction rather than consistency. Even at the end of the Boom in the late sixties, the supposed revitalization of the new novel is shown to be fraught with problems and inconsistencies as fiction from Latin America struggles to insert the "popular" into essentially elitist forms, and to combine nationalist or political statements with a post-modern sense of intertextuality. The book offers a critical insight into the role of politics and popular culture in the works of these major Latin American writers.

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Philip Swanson
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (1998)
ISBN 10: 0719053617 ISBN 13: 9780719053610
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