Transatlantic Mysteries Crime Culture and Capital in the Noir Novels of Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vzquez Montalbn Transatlantic Mysteries presents a comparative study that brings together authors Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vazquez Montalban from two specific political contexts post Mexico and post Fran

  • Title: Transatlantic Mysteries: Crime, Culture, and Capital in the Noir Novels of Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vzquez Montalbn
  • Author: William J. Nichols
  • ISBN: 9780838757727
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Transatlantic Mysteries presents a comparative study that brings together authors Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vazquez Montalban from two specific political contexts post 1968 Mexico and post Franco Spain who both work in one specific genre noir detective fiction In this so called age of globalization, Spain and Mexico have witnessed an explosion in the producTransatlantic Mysteries presents a comparative study that brings together authors Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Manuel Vazquez Montalban from two specific political contexts post 1968 Mexico and post Franco Spain who both work in one specific genre noir detective fiction In this so called age of globalization, Spain and Mexico have witnessed an explosion in the production of noir detective fiction which these authors choose purposefully in order to infiltrate the market with formulaic popular literature while simultaneously critiquing the effects of the neoliberal strategies embraced by their countries By locating themselves at the crossroads where literature meets the market, they not only underscore the effects of capital on literary and cultural production but also explore the possibility for their writing to resist the influences of capital and question the role of an intellectual in an era of globalization At the core of their writing Taibo and Vazquez Montalban examine the revolutionary possibilities of literature and popular culture to offer a new kind of Marxist project that revitalizes the Left by redefining the role of socially engaged literature in a globalized landscape.

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