U.S. Latino literature : a critical guide for students and teachers / edited by Harold Augenbraum and Margarite Fernández Olmos under the auspices of the Mercantile Library of New York

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Subjects: American literature--Hispanic American authors--History and criticism
Hispanic Americans in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xv, 215 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction
1. Literary Strategies in Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's The Account / Harold Augenbraum 1
2. Trials and Tribulations: The Life and Works of Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton / Beatrice Pita 11
3. Piri Thomas' Down These Mean Streets: Writing as a Nuyorican/Puerto Rican Strategy for Survival / Asela Rodriguez de Laguna 21
4. Un Mundo Entero: Tomas Rivera and His World / Evangelina Vigil-Pinon 31
5. Historical and Magical, Ancient and Contemporary: The World of Rudolfo A. Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima / Margarite Fernandez Olmos 39
6. The Self as Cultural Metaphor: Oscar "Zeta" Acosta's The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo / Genaro M. Padilla 55
7. Adapting, Not Assimilating: Edward Rivera's Family Installments / Alfredo Villanueva-Collado 71
8. Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory and the Rejection of the Private Self / Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert 81
9. Teaching Oscar Hijuelos' Our House in the Last World / Gustavo Perez Firmat 93
10. Female Voices in Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street / Myrna-Yamil Gonzalez 101
11. The Dominican-American Bildungsroman: Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents / Heather Rosario-Sievert 113
12. In Context: Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza / Hector A. Torres 123
13. Writing a Life: When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago / Aileen Schmidt 135
14. Judith Ortiz Cofer's The Latin Deli / Rafael Ocasio 145
15. Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban: The Contested Domains of Politics, Family, and History / Iraida H. Lopez 153
16. Junot Diaz's Drown: Revisiting "Those Mean Streets" / Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert 163
17. Using Latina Poetry in the Classroom / Bryce Milligan 175
18. Borders and Birthrights: Watching Cheech Marin's Born in East L.A. / Chon A. Noriega 187
App. A. Sample Course Outline of U.S. Latino Literature 201
App. B. Latino Gay and Lesbian Authors and Their Works 203
App. C. Latino Literary Resources on the World Wide Web 204
App. D. Other Areas of Independent Study 206
Index 209
About the Editors and Contributors 213
Alternate Titles: US Latino literature
United States Latino literature
Additional Authors: Augenbraum, Harold
Fernández Olmos, Margarite
Mercantile Library Association of the City of New York
Notes: LCCN: 99462065
ISBN: 0313311374 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-208) and index
OCLC Number: 43296870
ISBN/ISSN: 0313311374