Hispanic-American Literature A Brief Introduction and Anthology

ISBN-10: 0673469565
ISBN-13: 9780673469564
Edition: 1995 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Book details

List price: $84.40
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/7/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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.

Poet and novelist Ismael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 22, 1938 and grew up in Buffalo, New York. After attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, he moved to New York City, where he became a co-founder of the East Village Other, a journal of experimental writing. From New York, he moved to Berkeley, California, and started the Yardbird Publishing Company. Reed's fiction draws upon myth, magic, and ritual to produce a literature that attempts to be larger than life. He has been called an ironist, whose explorations of United States history in general and African American history in particular reveal deep scars in the culture that no amount of technology can heal. Reed tries to incorporate multimedia and nonlinear techniques into his writing style. He has defended his eclectic techniques with spirit, however: "Many people call my fiction muddled, crazy, incoherent because I've attempted in fiction the techniques and forms painters, dancers, film makers, musicians in the West have taken for granted for at least 50 years, and the artists of many other cultures, for thousands of years." His other published books include: six collections of poetry, including: New and Collected Poems, 1964-2007; eight collections of essays, most recently Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers (2010); Gethsemane Park; The Reed Reader (2000); Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (2003); and six plays, collected by Dalkey Archive Press as Ishmael Reed, The Plays (2009).

Foreword
Autobiography
Prologue to Seven Long Times
Floyd Salas (b. 1931)
Buffalo Nickel
The Water Tower
The Boxing Match
Victor Villasenor (b. 1940)
Rain of Gold
The Confession
Tales Told Under the Mango Tree
Ghosts and Voices: Writing from Obsession
Notes to a Younger Writer
Fiction
Into the Pit with Bruno Cano
The Sergeant
First Communion
The Kite
Zulema
The Curing Woman
The Closet
Miracle at Eighth and Twelfth
Retrieving Varadero
The Cariboo Cafe
Dearly Beloved
Poetry
Legend of the Flamboy�n
Nuyorican Lament
Ode to the Mexican Experience
When This Life No Longer Smells of Roses
My Father Is a Simple Man
I Am America
Angela de Hoyos (b. 1940)
You Will Grow Old
Lesson in Semantics
How to Eat Crow on a Cold Sunday Morning
Taos Pueblo Indians: 700 Strong According to Bobby's Last Census
Soledad Was a Girl's Name
Letters to My Ex-Texas Sanity
Immigrants
Gentle Communion
Arte Popular
Old Anger
Curandera
A Lower East Side Poem
New York City Hard Time Blues
Sandra Maria Esteves (b. 1948)
Resurrections
Padrino
Bautizo
Ocha
Madame America
The Apostate
The Beginning
Victor Hernanadez Cruz (b. 1949)
Today is a Day of Great Joy
Energy
The Latest Latin Dance Craze
Loisaida
Es Todo! Tato Laviera (b. 1950)
Latero Story
AmerRican
Intellectual
Boricua
Lime Cure
On Whether My Father Deserves a Poem
The Poet's Mother Gives Him a Birthday Present
Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952)
Quinceanera
Mamacita
Exile
Under the Knife
Five Indiscretions
On January 5, 1984, El Santo The Wrestler Died, Possibly
Matin III
Refugee Ship
Heritage
The Poet is Served her Papers
Pleiades from the Cables of Genocide
Portrait of Real Hijo de Puta
Revolutionary Spanish Lesson
Colibir
Carolina Hospital (B. 1957)
Miami Mimesis
A Visit to West New York
Alma Mater
Finding Home
The Old Order
Drama
Delores Prida (b. 1943)
Beautiful Senoritas
Alternate Table of Contents by Theme
Selected Bibliography
Index of Authors, Title, First Lies of Poetry
Acknowledgments

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