Latino Literature in America

Sampul Depan
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 149 halaman

There is growing awareness of the tremendous impact Latino writers have had on the recent literary scene, yet not all readers have the background to fully appreciate the merits and meanings of works like House on Mango Street, Line of the Sun, Bless Me Ultima, and In the Time of Butterflies. Offering analysis of their most important, popular, and frequently assigned fictional works, this book surveys the contributions of eight notable Latino writers: Julia Alvarez, Rodolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Díaz, Christina Garía, Oscar Hijuelos, Ortiz Cofer, and Ernesto Quiñonez.

Each chapter gives biographical background on the author and clear literary analysis of the selected works, including a concise plot synopsis. Delving into the question of cultural identity, each work is carefully examined not only in terms of its literary components, but also with regard to the cultural background and historical context. This book illuminates such themes as acculturation, generational differences, immigration, assimilation, and exile. Language, religion, and gender issues are explored against the cultural backdrop, along with the social impact of such historical events as Operation Bootstrap in Puerto Rico, the early days of Castro's Cuba, and the Trujillo Dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Students and teachers will find their reading experiences of U.S. Latino works enriched with the literary and cultural perspectives offered here. A list of additional suggested reading is included.

 

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These two volumes both treat Latino (or Hispanic) literature in the United States. Edited by Kevane (Spanish, Montana State Univ., Bozeman; coeditor, Latina Self-Portraits), Latino Literature in ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Introduction
1
The Fiction of Julia Alvarez How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents 1992 and In the Time of the Butterflies 1995
15
The Fiction of Rudolfo Anaya Bless Me Ultima 1972
33
The Fiction of Sandra Cisneros The House on Mango Street 1984 and Woman Hollering Creek 1991
47
The Fiction of Junot Díaz Drown 1992
71
The Fiction of Cristina García Dreaming in Cuban 1992 and The Agüero Sisters 1997
85
The Fiction of Oscar Hijuelos The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love 1989
105
The Fiction of Judith Ortiz Cofer The Line of the Sun 1989
117
The Fiction of Ernesto Quiñonez Bodega Dreams 2000
131
Selected Bibliography
143
Index
147
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BRIDGET KEVANE is Associate Professor of Spanish at Montana State University, Bozeman.

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