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Latin American reflections on the police genre
Pages: 374
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
In color: No
Rustic: Yes


This anthology compiles a set of reflections (academic essays, articles, interviews) produced in Latin America on the police narrative. The historical arc that runs through (from the avant-garde to the Ibero-American neopolicial) and the variety of the selected authors (Alejo Carpentier, Alfonso Reyes, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Ricardo Piglia, Sergio Pitol, Leonardo Padura, Luis Sepúlveda, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, among others) shows the persistent interest that the genre has awakened in Latin American writers of the 20th century. This constant admits multiple variations, ranging from the attention paid to both formal aspects and its power in political denunciation.

Thus, the texts included in this book allow us to reconstruct a history of the discourses on the police genre. Its deployment presents lines of force, conflicts, and condensations that are complementary to the police fictions read and produced in Latin America throughout the 20th century, while at the same time it shows the importance that the police genre has had in shaping the literary field. Latin American.


Ezequiel De Rosso. He was born in 1973. He is a Doctor of Letters from the University of Buenos Aires, a teacher and researcher on Latin American Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the same university. At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the UBA he teaches Semiotics of Contemporary Genres. She received scholarships from the University of Buenos Aires and CONICET to develop her doctoral thesis on the police genre in Latin America. He has published articles in different magazines and books. He works as an editorial consultant. He is part of the editorial committee of the L.I.S. Mediatized City and Odradek. In 2005 he edited, prefaced and annotated the anthology Relatos de Montevideo. He is currently preparing a book on the crime novel in Latin America, New Secrets. Read a bit obsessively crime novels and science fiction stories.

Celina Manzoni. She has a doctorate in Letters from the University of Buenos Aires and a professor of Latin American Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the same university. Researcher at the Institute of Hispanic American Literature, she leads specialized research teams in the area and has created the Caribbean Studies Group.

She has been a fellow of the DAAD at the Ibero-American Institute of Berlin and the UBA at the University of Princeton. In 2000 he received the Casa de las Américas International Essay Award for A Cuban Dilemma. Nationalism and avant-garde. He has published numerous articles in academic books and journals and has given courses and conferences in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. Since 2009 he has directed the Collection To read Latin American literature of Editorial Alcalá, in which he has published Errancia y Escritura en la Narrativa Latinoamericana Contemporanea. Other books: Roberto Bolaño: writing as bullfighting. The fugitive contemporaneity. Latin American Narrative 1999-2000. Violence and silence. Contemporary Latin American Literature. Avant-garde in their ink. Avant-garde documents in Latin America. Ruptures, volume 7 of the critical history of Argentine literature.


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