Generación de los enterradores (The Generation of the Grave Diggers)
A group of Mexican writers, born in the 1960s, who explicitly rejected their predecessors born in the 1940s and 1950s. They condemned these older writers que construyeron posiciones más que obras [who constructed positions rather than works]. They felt that getting a work published in Mexico depended less on quality and more on the power structure. As a result they planned to”bury” the works of their predecessors, hence their name. In their first work, La Generación de los enterradores. Una expedición a la narrativa mexicana del tercer milenio [The Generation of the Grave Diggers. An Expedition to the Mexican Narrative of the Third Millennium], they outlined their theoretical position while a second volume dealt more with specific writers, such as Jorge Volpi, Ignacio Padilla, Cristina Rivera, Ana García Verruga, Ana Clavel, Mario Gonzáles Suárez, Ricardo Bernal, David Toscana and Patricia Laurent Kullic, some of whom were associated with the Generación del”crack” (Crack generation).
Books about the Generación de los enterradores
Ricardo Chávez Castañeda y Celso Santajuliana: La Generación de los enterradores. Una expedición a la narrativa mexicana del tercer milenio
Chávez Castañeda: La generación de los enterradores II