Will be of interest to anyone wishing to understand recent Dominican history and contemporary culture, both on the island and in diaspora.
--Hispanic American Historical Review
A novel and thoughtful analysis of the sexual gender relations and the construction of masculinity in contemporary Dominican culture.
Offers an engaging and well researched analysis that deepens our knowledge of contemporary gender attitudes in the Dominican Republic as well as of the linkages between discourses of masculinity, political power, and Dominican literary production.
Expands the study of the masculinization of power in both Dominican politics and literature that so far had only been hinted at by other critics.
A well-researched enterprise.
A well-researched and rigorously historicized contribution to the field of Dominican cultural studies, moving elegantly between cultural and literary analyses.
--Modern Language Review
This is how you write about gender in Dominican literature....A necessary contribution to Caribbean, Latin American, American, and postcolonial studies.
Masculinity after Trujillo is at the forefront of Dominican gender studies. . . . Horn sheds light on overlooked aspects of gender formulations in the Dominican Republic.
--Literature and Arts of the Americas
A milestone in Dominican Studies, Latin American Studies, and beyond. . . . Gives us revealing insights into gender politics in Dominican society and literature.
--New West Indian Guide