U.S. Latino Literature Today / Edition 1

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An anthology of contemporary Latino literature that offers a wide range of literary genres, themes, authors in one volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321198433
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/25/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction.



Miguel Algarìn, “Taos Pueblo Indians: 700 Strong According to Bobby's Last Census.”

Alurista, “el sarape de mi personalidad.”

Jimmy Santiago Baca, “Martìn III.”

Rafael Campo, “Belonging.”

Lorna Dee Cervantes, “Astro-no-mìa.”

Lucha Corpi, “Marina Madre.”

Sandra Marìa Esteves, “Affirmation #3, Take Off Your Mask.”

Ray Gonzàlez, “These Days.”

Victor Hernàndez Cruz, “loisaida.”

Carolina Hospital, “Hyphenated Man.”

Angela de Hoyos, “Lessons on Semantics.”

Tato Laviera, “AmeRìkan.”

Pat Mora, “Legal Alien.”

Rosario Morales and Aurora Levins Morales, “Ending Poem.”

Miguel Piñero, “A Lower East Side Poem.”

Luis Omar Salinas, “I am America.”

Tino Villanueva, “Chicano Dropout.”


Veronica Chambers, “Secret Latina at Large.”

Judith Ortiz Cofer, “Silent Dancing.”

Américo Paredes, “The Hammon and the Beans.”

Patricia Preciado Martin, “Dichos.”

Tomàs Rivera, “Zoo Island.”

Nelly Rosario, “On Becoming.”

Rosaura Sànchez, “Dallas.”

Piri Thomas, Prologue to “Seven Long Times.”

Helena Marìa Viramontes, “Birthday.”

Richard Yañez, “Desert Vista.”


Cherrìe Moraga, “La Guera.”

Benjamìn Alire Sàenz, “Exile.”


Luis Valdez, “Los Vendidos.”



Marjorie Agosìn, “United States/Estados Unidos.”

Claribel Alegrìa, “Nocturnal Visits.”

Richard Blanco, “América,” “Havanasis,” “El Juan.”

Tomàs Borge, “Nicaragua.”

Pablo Antonio Cuadra, “The Campesinos Go Down the Roads.”

Martìn Espada, “Federico's Ghost,” “Revolutionary Spanish Lesson.”

Dolly Filàrtiga, “Guaranì Anguish,” “Always the North.”

Isaac Goldenmberg, “Self-Portrait.”

Vìctor Montejo, “The Dog.”

José Marìa Heredia, “Hymn of the Exile.”

Gustavo Pérez Firmat, “Bilingual Blues.”

Salomòn de la Selva (Nicaragua), “A Song for Wall Street.”


Alicia Alarcòn, “All I Thought About Was Disneyland.”

Julia Alvarez, sel. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

Arturo Arias, “Toward Patzùn.”

Roberto G. Fernàndez, “Miracle at Eighth and Twelfth.”

Aurora Levins Morales, “Immigrants.”

Vìctor Montejo, sel. from Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village.

Alicia Partnoy, sel. from The Little School.

Virgil Suàrez , “Balsero Dreams,” “Grandmother's Instructions.”


Claribel Alegrìa, “The Politics of Exile.”

José Martì, “Our America.”


Ivàn Acosta, from “El Sùper.”



Carolina Monsisvais, “Somewhere between Houston and El Paso.”

Sandra Cisneros, “Tango for the Broom.”

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, “Huitlacoche Crepes.”

Tony Medina, “The Illiterati.”

Radames Ortiz, “Alleys,” “Night Cruising.”

Ruth Sanabria Irupé, “Las a-e-i-o-u's de los ums seeking tongues of migratin' letras que ain't no way hiding.”

Brenda Càrdenas, “ñ.”

Olga Angelina Garcìa, “Lengualistic algo.”

Leticia Hernàndez Linares, “Conversaciones.”

Nancy Mercado, “Jetties Were the Bridges I Crossed.”

Marisela Norte, “Peeping Tom Tom Girl.”

Luis Rodriguez, “My Name is Not Rodriguez.”

robbert karimi, “The Reinvention of Zero.”

Frank Varela, “The Seven African Gods.”


Giannina Braschi, “Blow Up.”

Norma Cantù, “Piojos,” “Tino.”

Junot Dìaz, “Aguant ndo.”

Rigoberto Gonzalez, “La Quebrada.”

Jaime Manrique, “Señoritas in Love.”

Mike Padilla, “Carrying Sergei.”

Ramòn Tianguis Pérez, “Crossing the Border.”

Roberto Quesada, “Miami International Airport.”


Gloria Anzaldùa, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue.”

Guillermo Gòmez Peña, “Danger Zone: Cultural Relations Between Chicanos and Mexicans at the End of the Century.”


Josefina Lòpez, “Simply Marìa or The American Dream.”

Film list.


Major Websites and Other Resources.


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