“Shellhorse proposes a new reading method that attends to the marginal, subaltern qualities of the literary text, qualities that exceed our attempts to name or fix them. De-emphasizing identity without sacrificing the political potency of literature and literary criticism, Shellhorse addresses literary as well as filmic production, placing them in urgent conversation with the most cutting-edge concepts coming out of critical theory and philosophy today. Anti-Literature is surely among the most original, theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible books published in a very long time. It promises to be one of the most important and widely-read new books in Latin American literary studies.”—Erin Graff Zivin, University of Southern California
“This study is absolutely needed. It adds a lot to the important discussion on the nature of Latin American literature. Shellhorse’s argument is exceedingly well-supported and expands the standard frontiers of this subject. A major contribution.”—Earl E. Fitz, Vanderbilt University
“. . . this is a remarkable first book by a young teacher-scholar with impressive expository skills and a mature critical arsenal.”—Chasqui
“Suggesting a theoretical revision of the term "literature" within Latin American studies, Shellhorse maintains that experimental writers seek to push the limits of writing and representation toward an anti-literary aesthetic of the sensible.”—Choice
"A seminal study poised to spur ongoing conversation and debate. . . . Shellhorse's model has implications far beyond the specific case studies offered . . . it is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the politics of avant-garde form in Latin American literature."