El neopolicial cubano desciende a los infiernos: la pentalogía de Amir Valle.

Translated title of the contribution: Cuban neopolicial descends into the underworld: Amir Valle's pentalogy

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Between 2001 and 2008 Cuban writer Amir Valle published the five novels of his series "The descent into the underworld", with which he became one of the most famous crime fiction writers of the last decades in Cuba. Written as a narrative continuation of his controversial Habana Babilonia, the series continues its approach to the world of Havana's marginality with the purpose of denouncing what the author considers the failure of the Cuban Revolution. The article examines to what extent Amir Valle's project is successful, pointing out at the same time problems such as racial representation or his tendency toward an excessive politicization of the discourse.
Translated title of the contributionCuban neopolicial descends into the underworld: Amir Valle's pentalogy
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)75-89
Number of pages14
JournalAlea: Estudos Neolatinos
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Cuban literature
  • Crime fiction
  • Cuba

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