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Francisco Jimenez

Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master’s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and his newest novel, Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.
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Table of Contents

Foreword                                                                                                                               ix
I Toward an Identification of Chicano Literature 1
The Problem of Identifying Chicano Literature 2
Mexican-American Literature: Toward an Identification 7
Chicano Literature: Fiesta of the Living 19
Chicano Literature: An American Literature in Transition 37
II Origins, Background, and Development 41
Literatura Chicana: Background and Present Status of a Bicultural Expression 42
Contemporary Chicano Prose Fiction: Its Ties to Mexican Literature 47
El desarrollo del cuento chicano: del folklore al tenebroso mundo del yo 58
La poesia chicana: una nueva trayectoria 68
From the Temple to the Arena: Teatro Chicano Today 90
Dramatic Principles of the Teatro Campesino 117
III Critical Trends: An Overview 133
Current Trends in Chicano Literary Criticism 134
Critical Approaches to Chicano Literature 143
La novela chicana de los setenta comentada por sus escritores y criticos 153
Chicano Literature: Art and Politics from the Perspective of the Artist 161
IV Critical Applications 169
La busqueda de identidad y sus motivos en la literatura chicana 170
Simbolos y motivos nahuas en la literatura chicana 179
The Role of Women in Chicano Literature 191
Contemporary Chicano Prose Fiction: A Chronicle of Misery 241
Loss of Innocence in Chicano Prose 254
The Literary Strategems Available to the Bilingual Chicano Writer 263
La prosa chicana: tres epigonos de la novela mexicana de la Revolucion 317
The Novelist Against Himself 329
International Literary Metaphor and Ron Arias: An Analysis of The Road to Tamazunchale 358
Lo mexicano y lo chicano en El diablo en Texas 365
Degradacion y regeneracion en Bless Me, Ultima: el chicano y la vida nueva A Selected 374
Bibliography of Chicano Criticism 389
Title and Author Index 404
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