© 2007

The Role of Mexico’s Plural in Latin American Literary and Political Culture

From Tlatelolco to the “Philanthropic Ogre”

  • Authors

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John King
    Pages 1-11
  3. John King
    Pages 47-73
  4. John King
    Pages 75-107
  5. John King
    Pages 147-177
  6. John King
    Pages 179-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-242

About this book


In this book, the Mexican magazine Plural (1971-1976) provides a privileged vantage point from which to assess the developments that transformed Mexican and Latin American literary and political culture in the 1970s.


criticism culture nature

About the authors

JOHN KING is Professor, School of Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Bibliographic information


John King, one of the most lucid and knowledgeable critics of Latin American literature, explores the significance of Plural . Edited by Octavio Paz, the journal played a transformative role in ushering modern culture into the Spanish language.King's book is indispensable. - Mario Vargas Llosa, author of Conversation in the Cathedral "John King has done with Plural what he did so brilliantly with Argentina's Sur : this is a superb critical analysis, a treasure trove of insights and new information from the leading expert in the field." - Edwin Williamson, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish, University of Oxford