RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 67392715 LA English T1 The censorship files : Latin American writers and Franco's Spain A1 Herrero-Olaizola, Alejandro., PB State University of New York Press PP Albany YR 2007 SN 0791469859 9780791469859 0791469867 9780791469866 AB "Drawing on extensive research in the Spanish National Archive, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola examines the role played by the censorship apparatus of Franco's Spain in bringing about the Latin American literary Boom of the 1960s and 1970s. He reveals the negotiations and behind-the-scenes maneuvering among those involved in the Spanish publishing industry. Converging interests made strange bedfellows of the often left-wing authors and the staid officials appointed to stand guard over Francoist morality and to defend the supposed purity of Castilian Spanish. Between these two uneasily allied groups circulated larger-than-life real-world characters like the Barcelona publisher Carlos Barral and the all-powerful literary agent Carmen Balcells. The author details the fascinating story of how novels by Mario Vargas Llosa, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Manuel Puig achieved publication in Spain, and in doing so reached a worldwide market."--BOOK JACKET.