Studies on mini-fiction started during the 1980s. Today this literary genre, previously seen as a literary exception or amusement, has enthusiasts, theorists, practitioners, and thousands of pages dedicated to its analysis. This article examines the current state of Latin American, and Peruvian in particular, mini-fiction and compares three theoretical studies about mini-fiction in Peru by three young Peruvian researchers – Rony Vásquez, Elton Honores and Oscar Gallegos – who propose a periodization of the national mini-fiction which confirms how in the present Peruvian mini-fiction is alive, at a theoretical and pragmatic level.
Mini-fiction. Literary theory. Peruvian literature. Mini-fiction in Peru. Theory of mini-fiction.