- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: San Diego State University Press (2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1938537998
- ISBN-13: 978-1938537998
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,195,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Flesh-and-Blood Aesthetics of Alejandro Morales: Disease, Sex, and Figuration Paperback – 2014
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Advance reviews for Marc García-Martínez's pathbreaking study of Alejandro Morales' fictions:
“Leaving in the dust all those highfalutin’ literary theories of yesteryear, Marc García-Martínez digs heels in deep to dig out a radically new aesthetic paradigm. His is a poetics that grows out of the smells, sights, and tastes of the panoply of ever-mutable bodies that populate one of our most extraordinarily inventive of Latino authors: Alejandro Morales. By ripping open Morales’s works, García-Martínez pulls back flesh and bone to dissect and show how this master storyteller jolts to life those putrid and pulchritudinous incarnations that have so enraptured us readers. Flesh-and-Blood is aesthetic theory at the vanguard—and at its best!”
Frederick Luis Aldama, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University, author of The Routledge Concise History of Latino / a Literature
“Marc García-Martínez’s in-depth study of Alejandro Morales’ novels elucidates many points critics have only danced around. His persistent critical—“clinical”—eye dissects their Kafkaesque and Dantesque qualities, offering aesthetically coherent textual-thematic explanations. His analyses of Morales’ oeuvre penetrates the obscure, the unfiltered, and the fetishness of a heterotopia that focuses on visceral figurations in order to capture the multilayered density, thus demanding a better understanding of disease, disorders, and decadence.
Francisco A. Lomelí, Prof of Spanish & Portuguese and Chicana/o Studies, UCSB, editor of Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland (with Rudolfo A. Anaya).
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Marc García-Martínez disposition is persuasive, naturally, however, his nobility and dashing manner emerges, resulting in a strong well composed sophisticated study….with pure goodness and poise.