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Contemporary U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish : straddling identities

Author: Michele Shaul; Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez; Amrita Das
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Literatures of the Americas.; Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish remains an understudied field despite its large and vibrant corpus. This is partly due to the erroneous impression that this literature is only written in English, and partly due to traditional educational programs focusing on English texts to include non-Spanish speakers and non-Latinx students. This has created a vacuum in research about Latinx literary production in Spanish,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Shaul; Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez; Amrita Das
ISBN: 9783030025984 3030025985
OCLC Number: 1076485572
Description: 1 online resource (x, 135 pages)
Contents: U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish : claiming its rightful place --
Rethinking the lens of Spanish : grounding a chicana feminist language --
Self-representation and the dual reality of identity in the Spanish-language poetry of Javier O. Huerta --
Two narratives of memories between borders : the flourishing of a transnational identity --
Untangling literary knots : writing, memory and identity in Sonia Rivera-Valdes' Rosa de Abolengo (2011) --
When whiteness means imagining blackness and signifying socio-cultural difference in Rosario Ferre's "Cuando las mujeres quieren a los hombres" --
The rise of Latino Americanism : deterritorialization and postnational imagination in new Latino American writers --
Conclusion : continuing the dialogue.
Series Title: Literatures of the Americas.; Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: edited by Amrita Das, Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez, Michele Shaul.

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U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish remains an understudied field despite its large and vibrant corpus. This is partly due to the erroneous impression that this literature is only written in English, and partly due to traditional educational programs focusing on English texts to include non-Spanish speakers and non-Latinx students. This has created a vacuum in research about Latinx literary production in Spanish, leaving the contemporary field wide open for exploration. This volume fills this space by bringing contemporary U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish to the forefront of the field. The essays focus on literary production post-1960 and examine texts by authors from different backgrounds writing from the U.S., providing readers with an opportunity to explore new texts in Spanish within U.S. Latinx literature, and a departure point for starting a meaningful critical discourse about what it means to write and publish in Spanish in the U.S. Through exploring literary production in a language that is both emotionally and politically charged for authors, the academia, and the U.S., this book challenges and enhances our understanding of the term 'Americas'.

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