A valuable contribution to the literature on recent Latin American fiction and on masculinity more broadly.
An invaluable resource for scholars interested in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American literature and the impact of the neoliberal era on masculine bodies.
Will be of extreme use in the current critical debates over gender and sexuality in Latin American writing, and I see it as a particularly useful reference work.
—David William Foster, author of Latin American Documentary Filmmaking: Major Texts
Vinodh Venkatesh addresses an area that demands additional studies with aggressive and thought-provoking perspectives. Metaphorically, Venkatesh sheds lights on certain passages of the works studied, and, consequently, I foresee his conclusions will generate additional discussions around the concept of masculinities and its multiple expressions of gender, especially in Latin American fiction.
—Humberto Lopez, author of Virgilio Piñera. El artificio del miedo
[Venkatesh's] literary corpus and varied conceptual framework is the result of diligent research, and he clearly selected works, theories, and even created concepts . . . that best showcase how a reshaping of 'the Masculine' through a commodification of masculinities occurs (or not) in turn-of-the-century dialogic narratives.
—Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies