This abundant volume of essays on the thought of the Russian philosopher and literary scholar Mikhail Bakhtin is partly mislabelled. The title is apt in that 2018, the year of the volume's publication marked the centennial of Bakhtin's “Art and Answerability,” which several of the essays in the volume address; but if “heritage” implies a succession through time of responses to Bakhtin, then most of the essays collected here really take his ideas outside their original context and apply them in new areas. The title could also have indicated more directly that a preponderance of its essays deal with Bakhtinian ideas in the context of Spanish studies. This misdirection is unfortunate because a less staid and tradition-minded title could have foregrounded the volume's energetically outward-looking approach, which looks back to the original ideas but then applies them to a wide range of phenomena that come into its field of vision...

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