Hispanic-American Writers

Hispanic-American Writers

by Harold Bloom
     
 

Hispanic-American literature is today more prominent and influential than ever before. This new edition of Hispanic-American Writers offers critical perspectives on some of the most important writers of recent years, such as Junot Diaz, Pat Mora, Oscar Hijuelos, and Rudolfo Anaya.  See more details below

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Hispanic-American literature is today more prominent and influential than ever before. This new edition of Hispanic-American Writers offers critical perspectives on some of the most important writers of recent years, such as Junot Diaz, Pat Mora, Oscar Hijuelos, and Rudolfo Anaya.

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This volume focuses on recent writers to emerge in this field, including Junot Díaz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. In his introduction, Bloom restates his well-known argument that literature must be evaluated by aesthetic standards, and not by the sociopolitical or ethnic viewpoint it represents. Aesthetics and the use of language are indeed among the themes addressed here. Each scholar also addresses the question of how Latino writers reflect and shape their cultural identities in fiction. Two essays focus particularly on the construction of Afro-Hispanic identity, making valuable contributions to the recognition of racial diversity within Latino cultures. The language is elevated, and the essayists make extensive use of academic jargon. Moreover, passages from Spanish are not translated into English, which requires readers to have a solid knowledge of both languages. The book also contains contributor biographies. It will be most helpful to high school libraries serving students in advanced-placement literature courses, academic libraries, and public libraries with extensive research collections.-Mary Landrum, Lexington Public Library, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791096239
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Modern Critical Views Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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