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Stinging attack on Mexico's cultural mafiasJuly 1 2008
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They know who they are - although Enrique Serna is careful not to identify the heavyweights who have dominated Mexico's literary culture like a mafia for a generation, and simply refuse to loosen their grip. In this thinly-veiled, full-scale assault on the nepotism at the heart of the literary establishment during the Salinas regime in the early 1990s, the Mexican author uses all his dexterity as a writer to tell a tale of corruption that cleverly compares the country's cultural hierarchy with the hated Judicial police. This is an important, and clever, novel that earned the author nothing but venom from his peers. He must be doing something right.