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Copyright ©2008 by Purdue University. All rights reserved. The paper used in this book meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1992. Printed in the United States of America Design by Anita Noble Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Long, Ryan F. Fictions of totality : the Mexican novel, 1968, and the national-popular state / Ryan F. Long. p. cm. — (Purdue studies in Romance literatures ; v. 44) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-55753-487-3 (alk. paper) 1. Mexican fiction—20th century—History and criticism. 2. National characteristics, Mexican, in literature. 3. Politics and literature—Mexico. I. Title. II. Series. PQ7203.L66 2008 863'.640935872—dc22 2008013001 For Ansel ...