Latina Writers

Latina Writers

by Ilan Stavans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313348065

ISBN-13: 9780313348068

Pub. Date: 06/30/2008

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Latina literature is one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today, and the impact Latina writers have had on the literary scene is undeniable. This volume features the most significant articles including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews to bring together the best scholarship on Latina writers ever compiled. Learn about these authors'

Overview

Latina literature is one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today, and the impact Latina writers have had on the literary scene is undeniable. This volume features the most significant articles including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews to bring together the best scholarship on Latina writers ever compiled. Learn about these authors' lives and extraordinary careers, as well as the social and political issues their works address.

10 signed articles, essays, and interviews are included in the volume, which encourage readers to examine Latina writers from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including feminism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, gender, border, linguistic, and pan-American studies. Also featured is an introduction by Ilan Stavans, one of the foremost authorities on Latino culture, to provide historical background and cultural context and suggestions for further reading to aid students in their research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313348068
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Series Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I. Appreciations

Saddling La Gringa: Major Themes in the Works of Latina Writers

Chicana Feminist Criticism

What Doesn't Kill You, Makes You Fat: The Language of Food in Latina Literature

New Ways of Telling: Latinas' Narratives of Exile and Return

Gloria Anzaldas Queer Mestisaje

Form over Content

II.Testimonios

Between the Milkman and the Fax Machine: Challenges to Women Writers in the Caribbean

Attempting Perfection: An Interview with Judith Ortiz Cofer

Write These Messages That Come

And Frida Looks Back: The Art of Latina/o Queer Heroics

Conversations with Ilan Stavans

Selected Bibliography

Index

About the Editor and Contributors

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