Recent Latin American cultural and political magazines have noted
the trend of postmodernity in the literature of the region, with a
range of responses. Some critics consider it a foreign importation
and sign of cultural imperialism. Others feel that postmodernism
reflects a culture of mass media manipulated by the dominating
classes. But the debate has been particularly headed by a new group
of young writers who consider themselves postmodern and politically
progressive: Severo Sarduy of Cuba, Diamela Eltit of Chile, and
R.H. Moreno-Duran of Colombia, among others. By examining a group
of the most representative innovative writers active today,
Williams argues that the postmodern novel in Latin America is as
political and valuable as its more traditional and modern
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