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New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative

Post-National Literatures and the Canon

  • Timothy R. Robbins
  • José Eduardo González

Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

About this book


Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Authors explored are from the Boom and Postboom periods, including those who combine social preoccupations, like drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones.


America Amerikanische Literatur fiction Imagination Narrative Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy R. Robbins
    • 1
  • José Eduardo González
    • 2
  1. 1.Drury UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of NebraskaUSA

About the editors

Ricardo Gutiérrez Mouat, Emory University, USA Alberto Fonseca, North Central College, USA Tomás Regalado López, James Madison University, USA Gerardo Cruz-Grunerth, Writer, Mexico Eduard Arriaga-Arango, Western University, Canada Lotte Buiting, Harvard University, USA Janet Hendrickson, Translator, USA Emilse B. Hidalgo, IRICE-Conicet, Argentina

Bibliographic information


"The authors of this timely collection provide a solid account of the nature of post-politics and the subsequent demise of the idea of the nation in contemporary Latin American narrative, also scrutinizing the crucial role of the Internet in the construction of a simultaneously global and local new Latin American Republic of Letters." - J. Agustín Pastén B., Professor of Latin American Literature, North Carolina State University, USA

"An incisive critical and historical analysis of the newest trends in Latin American narrative, this authoritative volume captures the iconoclastic temperament of the continent's post-national literary movements at the break of the 21st century, answering the what, how, and why of the emergence of groups and figures such as McOndo, Crack, MoHo, Bolaño, Volpi, and others, in the context of conflictual globalization and the shifting market forces of postmodern culture. It is an essential update to find out what comes after magical realism, the Boom, and the dissolution of the traditional literary canon." - Erik Camayd-Freixas, Professor of Spanish, Florida International University, USA and author of Etnografía imaginaria: Historia y parodia en la literatura hispanoamericana