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.
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