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Lector : a history of the cigar factory reader.

Author: Araceli Tinajero
Publisher: Austin : University Of Texas Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An intriguing history of the hired readers who read to cigar factory workers in Cuba, Tampa, Key West, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Araceli Tinajero
ISBN: 0292725760 9780292725768
OCLC Number: 704526399
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Contents: AcknowledgmentsPrologue to the English EditionIntroductionPart I. Reading Aloud in Cigar Factories until 19001. Cuba2. From Cuba to Spain: Reading Aloud in Emilia Pardo Bazan's La TribunaPart II. "Workshop Graduates" and "Workers in Exile": Reading Aloud in the United States and Puerto Rico, 1868-19313. Key West4. Tampa5. Luisa Capetillo: Lectora in Puerto Rico, Tampa, and New YorkPart III. Cigar Factory Lectores in Cuba, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, 1902-20056. Cuba, 1902-19597. Cuba, 1959-20058. Mexico: The Echoes of Reading9. The Dominican Republic: Reading Aloud and the FutureEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndex


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"El Lector will find a broad and appreciative audience and will become a landmark in the study of Cuban and Latin American cultures." Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Yale University

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