Latino Reader An American Literary Tradition from 1542 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0395765285
ISBN-13: 9780395765289
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/26/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Latino Reader is the first anthology to present the full history of this important American literary tradition, from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. Selections include works of history, memoirs, letters, and essays, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama. Adding to the importance of the volume are several selections from rare and little-known texts that have been translated into English for the first time.

Introduction: An American Literary Tradition
Editor's Note
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
The Account [1542/1555]
Inca, Garcilaso de la Vega
Florida [1605]
Gaspar Perez de Villagra
The History of New Mexico [1610]
Fray Mathias Saenz de San Antonio
Lord, If the Shepherd Does Not Hear [1724]
Unknown Author
The Comanches [ca. 1780]
Francisco Palou
The Historic Account of the Life and Apostolic Work of the Venerable Fray Junipero Serra [1787]
Jose Maria Heredia
Niagara [1824]
Eulalia Perez
An Old Woman Remembers [1877]
Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton
The Squatter and the Don [1885]
Jose Marti
A Vindication of Cuba [1889]
Simple Verses [1891]
Pachin Marin
New York from Within [1892]
In the Album of an Unknown Woman [1892]
Improvisation [1892]
Eusebio Chacon
The Son of the Storm [1892]
Unknown Author
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez [ca. 1901]
Leonor Villegas de Magnon
The Rebel [ca. 1920]
William Carlos Williams
To Elsie [1923]
All the Fancy Things [1927]
Arthur A. Schomburg
Jose Campeche 1752-1809 [1934]
Bernardo Vega
Memoirs of Bernardo Vega [ca. 1944]
Josephina Niggli
Mexican Village [1945]
Mario Suarez
Cuco Goes to a Party [1947]
Julia de Burgos
Returning [1947]
Farewell in Welfare Island [1953]
Cleofas Jaramillo
Romance of a Little Village Girl [1955]
Pedro Juan Soto
God in Harlem [1956]
Jose Antonio Villarreal
Pocho [1959]
Americo Paredes
The Hammon and the Beans [1963]
John Rechy
City of Night [1963]
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
I Am Joaquin [1967]
Piri Thomas
Down These Mean Streets [1967]
Victor Hernandez Cruz
Today Is a Day of Great Joy [1969]
African Things [1973]
Alurista
el maguey en su desierto [1971]
must be the season of the witch [1971]
to be fathers once again [1971]
Tomas Rivera
...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him [1971]
Rudolfo Anaya
Bless Me, Ultima [1972]
Oscar "Zeta" Acosta
The Revolt of the Cockroach People [1973]
Nicholasa Mohr
Nilda [1973]
Pedro Pietri
Puerto Rican Obituary [1973]
Miguel Pinero
Short Eyes [1974]
A Lower East Side Poem [1980]
Dolores Prida
Beautiful Senoritas [1977]
Luis Valdez
Zoot Suit [1978]
Tato Laviera
My Graduation Speech [1979]
AmeRican [1985]
Sandra Maria Esteves
From the Commonwealth [1979]
A la Mujer Borrinquena [1980]
Lourdes Casal
For Ana Veldford [1981]
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person, Could Believe in the War Between the Races [1981]
Visions of Mexico While at a Writing Symposium in Port Townsend, Washington [1981]
Richard Rodriguez
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez [1982]
Edward Rivera
Family Installments: Memories of Growing Up Hispanic [1982]
Cherry Moraga
A Long Line of Vendidas [1983]
Loving in the War Years [1983]
Helena Maria Viramontes
The Moths [1985]
Rosario Morales and Aurora Levins Morales
Ending Poem [1986]
Rolando Hinojosa
Dona Sostenes [1987]
Gloria Anzaldua
Borderlands/La frontera: The New Mestiza [1987]
Sandra Cisneros
Woman Hollering Creek [1991]
Cristina Garcia
Dreaming in Cuban [1992]
Judith Ortiz Cofer
American History [1993]
Guard Duty [1993]
Oscar Hijuelos
The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien [1993]
Selected Additional Reading
About the Editors

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