Herencia The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States

ISBN-10: 0195138252
ISBN-13: 9780195138252
Edition: 2003
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838

Herencia (meaning "inheritance" or "heritage") is the first anthology to bring together literature spanning the entire history of Hispanic writing in the United States, from the age of exploration to the present. The product of a ten-year project involving hundreds of scholars nationwide, Herencia is the most comprehensive literary collection available, covering over three centuries and including writers from all the major Hispanic ethnic communities as well as a broad sample of writing from diverse genres. Here is the voice of the conqueror and the conquered, the revolutionary and the reactionary, the native and the uprooted or landless. Of course, readers will find pieces by such leading writers as Piri Thomas, Luis Valdez, Isabel Allende, Oscar Hijuelos, and Reinaldo Arenas. But what truly distinguish this anthology are its historical depth and its rich, complex portrait of Hispanic literature in the United States. Beginning with Cabeza de Vaca's account of his explorations in the New World, the anthology includes a passage from La Florida, a narrative historical poem of 22,000 verses, written by Franciscan friar Alonso de Escobedo. It also features an attack on Mexican stereotypes in the nascent movie industry written by Nicasio Idar, editor of Laredo's La Cronica; and an essay about Coney Island written by revolutionary Jose Marti. Embracing Chicano, Nuyorican, Cuban American, and Latino writings, the voices of immigrants and the voices of exiles, Herencia makes a vital contribution to our understanding not only of Hispanic writing in the United States, but also of the great contribution Hispanics have made to the United States.

NICOL�S KANELLOS is the Director of Arte P�blico Press and Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United States: Origins to 1940.

An Overview of Hispanic Literature of the United States
The Literature of Exploration and Colonization
The Account (excerpt)
Discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola (excerpt)
La Florida (excerpt)
History of New Mexico (excerpt)
The Account (excerpt)
Lord, if the shepherd does not hear the sheep's complaint ...
Native Literature
Toward a Mestizo Culture
By This Divine Light ...
The Comanches
Little Indian Ballad of Placida Romero
The Contest of Coffee and Corn Gruel
Memories of Things Past
Testimony Recounted by Jose Francisco Palomares
A Glimpse of Domestic Life in 1827
Occurrences in Hispanic California
Letter to William Heath Davis
"The Old Guide": Surveyor, Scout, Hunter, Indian Fighter, Ranchman, Preacher: His Life in His Own Words
Roots of Resistance
Personal Memoirs of John N. Seguin, from the Year 1834 to the Retreat of General Woll from the City of San Antonio 1842
Editorials
The Californios
Proclamation
Joaquin Murieta; The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
The Real Billy the Kid (excerpt)
The Squatter and the Don
Defending Cultural and Civil Rights
A Protest Rally, 1901
Plea for the Spanish Language
The Spanish Language: A Plea to the Hispanic Legislators
For Our Race: Preservation of Nationalism; We Should Work
Greetings and Aims (editorial)
Open Letter to a Libelist
Ignorance: The Cause of Racial Discrimination; The Evolution of Mexican-Americans
The Mexican Question in the Southwest
Step-Children of a Nation
The Mexico-Texan; The Hammon and the Beans
Preserving Cultural Traditions
The Courteous and Kindly Child and the "Good People" on the Underground Passageway
The Phantoms at San Luis Rey
Samuel's Christmas Eve
The First Cactus Blossom
Midwife
The Clown of San Cristobal
The Fiddler and the Angelito
Militant Aesthetics
I Am Joaquin
Pilgrims in Aztlan (excerpt)
Must be the season of the witch; mis ojos hinchados
Dear Rafe
Puerto Rican Obituary
Saliendo; Light after Blackout
Los Vendidos
Contemporary Reflections on Identity
The Truth about Them (excerpt)
Down These Mean Streets (excerpt)
A Lower East Side Poem
Uncle Claudio
My graduation speech; the africa in pedro morejon
La Guera
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Above All, a Family Man
My Name Is Maria Christina; Anonymous Apartheid
Ending Poem
Our House in the Last World (excerpt)
Day of the Moon (excerpt)
Anything but Love (excerpt)
Rites of Passage
Going Up North
My Wonder Horse
First Communion
The Moths
Amanda
Volar; Maria Elena; Exile
New Directions in Poetry
Day Laborer; Strange City
The Latest Latin Dance Craze; today is a day of great joy; Loisaida; energy
Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway
Legal Alien; Curandera
Mi abuelo; Wet Camp; Nani
The Literature of Immigration
Encounters with the Modern City
Two Views of Coney Island (excerpt)
New York from Within: One Aspect of Its Bohemian Life
Fourth Missive
Lucas Guevara (excerpt)
A Song for Wall Street; The Secret
The Hispanic Barrio
Tropics in Manhattan (excerpt)
Negotiating New Realities
My Valise
The Factory (excerpt)
The Texas Sun (excerpt)
The Adventures of Don Chipote or, When Parrots Breast Feed (excerpt)
Easy Jobs
Memoirs of Bernardo Vega (excerpt)
The Dishwasher; The Deportee
A Jibaro's Lament; A Jibaro in New York
Prayer to Home Relief
Take the Dead Man Away (excerpt)
El Coyote/The Rebel (excerpt)
The Oxcart (excerpt)
Scribbles
The Night We Became People Again
El Super (excerpt)
Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant (excerpt)
No Face
Odyssey to the North (excerpt)
Early Perspectives on Class and Gender
The Rebel Is a Girl
The Emotions of Maria Concepcion
How Poor Women Prostitute Themselves
The Intelligent Woman
The Stenographer
I'm Going to Mexico
The Flapper
Women and Puerto Rican Identity
Editorial Discontent
Speech Read by the Author on the Evening That the "Society of Workers" Celebrated the Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of Its Founding
The Castilian Language and Puerto Rico
Editorial, August 7, 1927
How to Unite the Puerto Rican Colony
Those Who Return
Open Lettter to Don Luis Munoz Marin, President of the Puerto Rican Senate; United States
Cultural (Dis) Junctures
The Key West Rose (excerpt)
A Prayer in the Snow
Barrio Boy (excerpt)
Kipling and I
Miracle on Eighth and Twelfth
Chronicles; Self-Portrait
The Herb Shop
The Argonauts
Reflections on the Dislocated Self
I Was My Own Route; Farewell in Welfare Island
Horizons; Five-Pointed Stars
Mexico; Dark Romance; Marina Mother
Spared Angola; Going Under (excerpt)
The Greatest Performance
A Matrix Light
The Literature of Exile
Struggle for Spanish-American Independence
On Behalf of Mankind: To All the Inhabitants of the Islands and the Vast Continent of Spanish America
Mexicans: Signaled by Providence ...
Necessary Ideas for All Independent People of the Americas Who Want to Be Free
Essay on Slavery; Jicotencal
To the People of Cuba
With All, for the Good of All
Hymn of the Exile
Hymn of the Exile
Always; Song of the Cuban Women
To Spain
In Greenwood
My Flag
Ode to October 10
A Statistic; Fragments
Hatuey
Simple Verses
Against Tyranny
Why Are You Still Here, Mexican Men? Fly to the Battlefield
Revolutionary Hymn
Letter
The Underdogs
The Aching Soul
Blood
Postcard
Emmaus; Stuck to the Wall
I Also Accuse! By Way of a Prologue
Contemporary Exiles
The Cow on the Rooftop: A Story of the Cuban Revolution
It is dark ...; This senor don Gringo ...
Before Night Falls (excerpt)
I'm Your Horse in the Night
I Grew Accustomed; Here Am I Now
Exile (excerpt)
Epilogue: Sin Fronteras, Beyond Boundaries
Danger Zone: Cultural Relations between Chicanos and Mexicans at the End of the Century
The Flying Bus
List of Editors, Contributors, and Translators
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