A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary “Booms” in a Comparative Perspective

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Self-conscious allusions to mid-century Latin American literature abound in late-century South Asian Anglophone texts, and yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the common geopolitical and market forces that connected these literatures and brought brought them to international prominence. This paper theorises the recent popularity of South Asian Anglophone literature in light of the Latin American “boom” of the 1960s.