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Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction

Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction - 98 edition

Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780791438268

ISBN10: 0791438260

Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction by Donald Leslie Shaw - ISBN 9780791438268
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: State University of NY Press
Published: 1998
International: No
Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction by Donald Leslie Shaw - ISBN 9780791438268

ISBN13: 9780791438268

ISBN10: 0791438260

Edition: 98

Summary

''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 that 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.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved