This is a very well-written and researched book. Considering the theoretical complexity of certain sections of the book, each chapter without exception is highly readable, interesting, and enlightening. There are two parts: Part 1, Concepts, Genres and Techniques, has 10 chapters, each written by scholars with in-depth knowledge of postwar neo-avantgarde history, focusing on conceptual issues, matters of genre, and technique. Part 2, Movements and Authors, has 11 chapters, looking a little more at individual authors and the movements they belonged to, for example Chapter 12, The Neo-Avant-Garde in Latin America: The Case of Mario Bellatin.

A book of this size, already 424 pages, cannot be expected to be totally comprehensive, as the introduction notes: “this book is not to be read as a representative, let alone exhaustive, form of historiography, but rather as an intervention, aimed at prompting a new paradigm in literary historiography” (p. 3).

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