A Study of Contemporary Cuban and Cuban American Crime Fiction
The author demonstrates how contemporary writers have been influenced both by the American hard-boiled crime fiction genre and by the legacy of the socialist detective fiction that was promoted in Cuba by the Castro regime in the 1970s. By focusing on works produced both within and outside of Cuba, the book taps into wider debates concerning the concept of post-nationality. The cultural fluidity that characterizes these new variants of crime fiction calls into question traditional boundaries between national literatures and cultures.
Acknowledgements ix Preface xi Chapter 1 The Origins and Development of Cuban and Cuban-American Crime Fiction 1 Chapter 2 Challenging the Cuban Revolutionary Crime Novel: Leonardo Padura Fuentes 31 Chapter 3 From Havana to Miami: The Case of José Latour 75 Chapter 4 Migration, Religion, and Cuban-American Identity: Alex Abella 101 Chapter 5 Gender, Genre, and the Family: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera 131 Conclusion 165 Works Consulted 169 Index 179
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