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Writing and the Revolution: Venezuelan Metafiction 2004-2012

Katie Brown


In contrast to recent theories of the ‘global’ or ‘post-national’ Latin American novel, this book reveals the enduring importance of the national in contemporary Venezuelan fiction, arguing that the novels studied respond to both the nationalist and populist cultural policies of the Bolivarian Revolution and Venezuela’s literary isolation. The latter results from factors including the legacy of the Boom and historically low levels of emigration from Venezuela. Grounded in theories of metafiction and intertextuality, the book provides a close reading of eight novels published between 2004 (the ... More

Keywords: Venezuela, Literature, Writing, Publishing, Bolivarian Revolution, Cultural policy, Literary circulation, Literary isolation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786942197
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786942197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katie Brown, author
University of Exeter