Author: Sarah E Bowskill ISBN: 9781907975059
Format: HB Extent: 144 pp.
Price: £45 Publication: July 2011
Publisher: Legenda (Oxbow Books)
The post-revolutionary Mexican literary canon was formed by cultural and political elites who sought to identify and reward those novels which would best represent the new nation. Reviewers found what they were looking for in Gregorio López y Fuentes's El indio (1935) for example, but not in Consuelo Delgados's Yo también, Adelita (1936). This groundbreaking study provides a fresh perspective on canon formation by uncovering the circumstances and readings which produced a male-dominated Mexican literary canon.