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Vicente Leñero

The Novelist as Critic


Danny J. Anderson

This fascinating study of the nine novels of Vicente Leñero, published between 1961 and 1985, attests to the contemporary Mexican writer's protean talent. Anderson interrogates the dual critical project that underlies Leñero's works: the constant preoccupation with the expressive potentials of the novelistic genre and the equally constant concern for a critical examination of social reality. Employing a variety of post-structural approaches in order to reveal the dynamics of this dual project, Vicente Leñero: The Novelist as Critic provides the first book-length consideration of the materials and concerns of this novelist's art.