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Generation X Rocks


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Introduction; Christine Henseler & Randolph Pope; I. Rocking the Academy: Generation X Narratives; Gonzalo Navajas A Distopyan Culture. The Minimalist Paradigm in the Generation X; Paul D. Begin The Pistols Strike Again! On the Function of Punk in Peninsular ""Generation X"" Fiction by Ray Loriga a Benjamin Prado; Cintia Santana What We Talk About When We Talk About Dirty Realism in Spain; II. Can Anyone Rock Like We Do?: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll Then and Now; Samuel Amago Can Anyone Rock Like We Do? Or, How the Gen X Aesthetic Transcends the Age of the Writer; Luis Martin-Cabrera Apocalypses Now: The End of Spanish Literature? Reading Payasos en la Lavadora as Critical Parody; Elizabeth Scarlett Not Your Father's Rock and Roll: Listening to Transitional/Eighties Writers and Generation X; III. Historias del Kronen on the Rocks; Randolph Pope Between Rock and the Rocking Chair: The Epilogue's Resistance in Historias del Kronen; Matthew J. Marr Realism on the Rocks in the Generational Novel: ""Rummies,"" Rhythm, and Rebellion in Historias del Kronen & The Sun Also Rises; IV. Rocking the Road with Ray Loriga; Jorge Perez Reckless Driving: Speed, Mobility, and Transgression in the Spanish ""Rock 'n' Road"" Novel; Kathryn Everly Television and the Power of Image in Caidos del cielo and La pistola de mi hermano by Ray Loriga; Christine Henseler Rocking Around Ray Loriga's Heroes: Video Clip Literature and the Televisual Subject; V. The Soundtrack of Gender: Violating Visions and the Psychological Power of Rock; Nina Molinaro Watching, Wanting, and the Gen X Soundtrack of Gabriela Bustelo's Veo Veo; Linda Gould Levine Saved by Art?: Entrapment and Freedom in Iciar Bollain's Te doy mis ojos; Luis Martin-Estudillo Afterword.

About the Author

Christine Henseler is Associate Professor of Spanish at Union College. Randolph D. Pope is Commonwealth Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia.


Generation X Rocks serves as a helpful primer on popular culture in Spain and the current group of writers whose work draws the culture to the fore.
--David K. Herzberger, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

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