New PDF release: A Companion to US Latino Literatures (Monografias A)

By Carlota Caulfield, Darién J. Davis

This quantity, documenting the linguistic and cultural range of Latino literary output within the usa, deals an exhilarating creation for non-specialist readers. distinct in its scope and standpoint, it makes a speciality of numerous literary genres, and cinema, concerning Latinos. every one essay considers not just Latino writers who have been born or raised within the usa, but additionally Latin American writers who took up place of abode within the usa yet can also be thought of a part of the literary scene in their international locations of starting place. instead of stick to one particular mode of association and presentation, every one contributor has provided his or her unique point of view at the material or subject. the result's an inclusive spectrum of the voices of the U.S. Latin American diaspora, illuminating the wealthy and intricate tradition of Latinos. Carlota Caulfield is Professor of Spanish and Spanish-American reports at turbines collage, California. Darién J. Davis is affiliate Professor of heritage and Latin American reports at Middlebury collage, Vermont. participants: Eva Bueno, Carlota Caulfield, Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez, Darién J. Davis, Jorge Febles, Lydia Gil, Armando González-Pérez, Patricia M. Montilla, Vincent Spina, Antonio Tosta, Sergio Waisman

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He not only incorporates pre-Hispanic themes and motifs, but also a sense of oral story-telling that by the 1980s would interweave narrative and poetry. The son of migrant workers, Herrera earned an MA from Stanford in 1980, and received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 1980 and 1985. Herrera’s RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, AND RECUPERATION 27 work, including the book Face Games, which received the American Book Award in 1987, has influenced, and dialogues with, many Mexican-American writers outside of the Chicano movement, including more nationally known writers such as Sandra Cisneros and Ana Castillo.

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997. Mena, María Cristina. The Collected Stories of María Cristina Mena, ed. Amy Doherty. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1997. Méndez, Miguel. Peregrinos de Aztlán. 1974. Tempe, Arizona: Bilingual Review Press, 1991. —— Pilgrims of Aztlán, trans. David W. Foster. Tempe: Bilingual Review Press, 1992. Mora, Pat. Borders. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1986. —— Chants. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1984. —— Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1993.

Y no se lo tragó la tierra is one of the first outstanding novels to emerge in what would later be dubbed the Chicano Renaissance. Severo Pérez, in his artistic film representation of Rivera’s novel, expertly captures a significant image at the end of the book, where the young character has climbed a tree, and sees another person in a tree in the distance, to whom he waves. Is the character seeing his double, his future; does it represent an element of hope or 20 ELIZABETH COONROD MARTÍNEZ reflection?

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