By Marta E. Altisent
This number of reports via eighteen admired theorists and critics deals a various landscape of the trendy Spanish novel noticeable during the prism of Spain's contemporary political, cultural and ideological heritage. It considers the advance of the unconventional as a social reflect and as a altering literary shape, torn among the culture of stern realism and the aesthetics of rupture affecting all Western literature from the Avant-Garde to the Postmodern age. whereas a few essays emphasise the Spanish cultural context and canonical writers, others are of a broader nature, grouping lesser-known writers less than yes literary developments: the metaphysical novel, the city novel, recuperative bills of the Civil struggle, female first-person narrations, and the increase of the preferred detective, ancient, and erotic novels. 3 stories deal with the resurgence of the Catalan, Basque and Galician novel and their departure from a poetics of identification to at least one of worldwide matters. Interdisciplinary ways tackle the reciprocal affects of literature and cinema, and the consequences of at the intake of fiction usually are not forgotten. The better half offers abundant bibliographies and a worthy chronology, whereas all titles and quotations are translated into English.