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Cold WarProf. Deborah Cohn published this book in 2012. The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism during the Cold War studies the promotion of Latin American literature in the U.S. during the 1960s and 1970s, when the work of writers such as Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa entered the international literary mainstream. It also explores the Cold War cultural politics that played an active role in disseminating their work. Specifically, The Latin American Literary Boom studies how scholars at U.S. universities, authors, journals, publishers, philanthropic organizations, and cultural centers coordinated their efforts to bring Latin American literature to a U.S. reading public during this period, when U.S. interest in Latin America was heightened by the Cuban Revolution.  It also traces the contours of a state-private network linking the endeavors of private organizations and official foreign policy goals. The Latin American Literary Boom thus sheds new light on the history and paradoxes of Latin American literature in the U.S. by demonstrating how high levels of interest in the region 1) led the U.S. government to restrict authors’ physical presence in the U.S. (e.g., through the McCarran-Walter Act or so-called immigration “black list”) even as cultural organizations cultivated the exchange of ideas with writers and sought to facilitate the dissemination of the region’s literature in the U.S., 2) created an audience interested in learning about the region and encouraged publishers to sign these authors, and 3) resulted, ironically, in the promotion of authors and works that were anti-U.S.