The Hispanic Hard-Boiled

  • Glen S. Close
Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)


Chapter  3 traces manifestations of necropornography in twentieth-century Hispanic crime fiction and one Lusophone text. It begins with Mexican writer Juan Miguel de Mora’s Desnudarse y morir (1957) and Spaniard Félix Llaugé Dausá’s Depósito de cadáveres (1960), before tracing a lineage of more recent Spanish and Latin American works of hard-boiled neopoliciaca (neo-detective) and police procedural fiction: Paco Ignacio Taibo II’s La vida misma (1987), Andreu Martín’s Si es, no es (1983), Lorenzo Silva’s El lejano país de los estanques (1983), Poli Délano’s “Muerte de una ninfómana” (1996), Jô Soares’s O xangô de Baker Street (1995), Federico Andahazi’s El anatomista (1997) and Jorge Volpi’s La paz de los sepulcros (1995). Nearly all pose violent deaths of women as moral retribution for sexual transgression.

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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA

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