The 3rd generation OF AMERICANS BORN IN MEXICO Presence of U.S. Culture and Literature in Contemporary Mexican Authors’ Novels
By Geney Beltrán Félix (author)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Library Lecture Hall 001
From the 1960s, the main presence in the literary field was the letters and the arts of the United States. The Wave (La Onda)— represented by authors such as Jose Agustín and Gustavo Sainz—was the greatest exponent of the literary counterculture, and fed to the film and musical references from the United States. The essayist and critic Carlos Monsiváis dedicated to disseminating and adopting the premises of New Journalism and was a great connoisseur of the literary expressions of the neighboring country. In fact, the American influence was so defining called himself as a member of "the first generation of Americans born in Mexico."