Generation X Rocks

Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film, and Rock Culture

Ed. Christine Henseler and Randolph D. Pope

Essays in this volume explore the popular cultural effects of rock culture on high literary production in Spain in the 1990s.

Generation X and Rock: The Sounds of a New Transition
Christine Henseler and Randolph D. Pope

Part I. Rocking the Academy: Generation X Narratives

  1. A Distopian Culture: The Minimalist Paradigm in the Generation X
    Gonzalo Navajas
  2. The Pistols Strike Again! On the Function of Punk in the Peninsular “Generation X” Fiction of Ray Loriga and Benjamín Prado
    Paul D. Begin
  3. What We Talk About When We Talk about Dirty Realism in Spain
    Cintia Santana

Part II. Can Anyone Rock Like We Do?: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll, Then and Now

  1. Can Anyone Rock Like We Do? Or, How the Gen X Aesthetic Transcends the Age of the Writer
    Samuel Amago
  2. Apocalypses Now: The End of Spanish Literature? Reading Payasos en la lavadora as Critical Parody
    Luis Martín-Cabrera
  3. Not Your Father’s Rock and Roll: Listening to Transitional/Eighties Writers and Generation X
    Elizabeth Scarlett

Part III. Historias del Kronen on the Rocks

  1. Between Rock and the Rocking Chair: The Epilogue’s Resistance in the Historias del Kronen
    Randolph D. Pope
  2. Realism on the Rocks in the Generational Novel: “Rummies,” Rhythm, and Rebellion in Historias del Kronen and The Sun Also Rises
    Matthew J. Marr

Part IV. Rocking the Road with Ray Loriga

  1. Reckless Driving: Speed, Mobility, and Transgression in the Spanish “Rock ‘n’ Road” Novel
    Jorge Pérez
  2. Television and the Power of Image in Caídos del cielo and La pistola de mi hermano by Ray Loriga
    Kathryn Everly
  3. Rocking around Ray Loriga’s Héroes: Vide-Clip Literature and the Televisual Subject
    Christine Henseler

Part V. The Soundtrack of Gender: Violating Visions and the Psychological Power of Rock

  1. Watching, Wanting, and the Gen X Soundtrack of Gabriela Bustelo’s Veo Veo
    Nina Molinaro
  2. Saved by Art: Entrapment and Freedom in Icíar Bollaín’s Te doy mis ojos
    Linda Gould Levine

The Moment X in Spanish Narrative (and Beyond)
Luis Martín-Estudillo