Media Laboratories: Late Modernist Authorship in South America

Wells, S. A. Media Laboratories: Late Modernist Authorship in South America. Northwestern University Press, 2017.

Media Laboratories explores a pivotal time for South American literature of the 1930s and ’40s. Cinema, radio, and the typewriter, once seen as promising catalysts for new kinds of writing, began to be challenged by authors, workers, and the public. What happens when media no longer seem novel and potentially democratic but rather consolidated and dominant?

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