Estrada, Oswaldo, ed. SENDEROS DE VIOLENCIA. LATINOAMERICA Y SUS NARRATIVAS ARMADAS. Valencia: Albatros (Serie Palabras de América), 2015.
In this collective volume, fourteen critics and five renowned Latin American writers –Juan Villoro, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Diego Trelles Paz, Lina Meruane, and Sandra Lorenzano– study the multiple ways in which contemporary Latin American literature and culture represent varios states of violence. The book pays close attention to very recent novels, short stories, films, photographs, and performances that in one way or another portray the horror and trauma created by the military dictatorships of Chile and Argentina, Peru’s internal conflict of the eighties and nineties, Central America’s civil wars, as well as ongoing debates on legal/illegal migration, Mexican and Colombian narco-narratives, historical amnesia, aesthetic violence, and the construction of dissident memories in a neoliberal era. This volume launches the series “Palabras de América” (Valencia: Albatros Ediciones), co-founded by professor Oswaldo Estrada in 2015.