The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature This groundbreaking Anthology includes the work of Latino writers from Chicano Puerto Rican Cuban American and Dominican American traditions as well as writing from other Spanish speaking coun

  • Title: The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature
  • Author: Ilan Stavans
  • ISBN: 9780393975321
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • This groundbreaking Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish speaking countries Under the general editorship of award winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters toThis groundbreaking Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish speaking countries Under the general editorship of award winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters to the Spanish crown by sixteenth century conquistadors to the cutting edge expressions of twenty first century cartoonistas and artists of reggaeton In six chronological sections Colonization, Annexation, Acculturation, Upheaval, Into the Mainstream, and Popular Traditions the anthology encompasses diverse genres, and it features writers such as Jose Marti, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garcia, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Diaz Thirteen years in the making, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature sheds new light on nuestra America through a gathering of writing unprecedented in scope and vitality.

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    1. Great anthology. Honestly, I skimmed most if the information and focused on the texts by or about Puerto Rican culture and people. It was a really great way to expand my knowledge of Puerto Rican writers and playwrights and to become better acquainted with the issues they faced at various points in history, including colonization.

    2. I read quite a bit of the stories and enjoyed most of them. I tried to get acquainted with some of the unfamiliar authors. There are plenty of writers I didn't know but enjoyed. I now extended my To read book pile by several. a couple of authors that stand out are Jose Marti, Corky Gonzalez, Ag├╝eybana (Taino leader), and Rosario and Aurora Morales. For me, this is a must own book. I've maxed out my library renewal allotment keeping it so long. I'd like to continue searching for the gems that se [...]

    3. The author knows well his subject and brings about this literary work. Goes from the time of the Colonization where the actions were documented by the Friers like Fray Bartolome de las Casas to the 20th Century with writers like Bernardo Vega, Pedro Albizu Campo, Rene Marques and others with a corssover of some Spanish writers from Spain. I do like the compendium of historical references and short biographies as a footnote at the end of the pages. Serves as a good reference book.

    4. Ilan Stavans is moderating a panel discussion with authors Ruben Martinez, Susana Chavez-Silverman and Luis Rodriguez on October 21st. Free reservations at aloudla

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