Giannina Braschi





Giannina Braschi

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February 05, 1953

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Giannina Braschi is a Puerto Rican writer. She is credited with writing the first Spanglish novel YO-YO BOING! (1998), the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams (Yale, 1994), and the explosive new work of philosophical fiction United States of Banana, (Amazon Crossing, 2011), which chronicles the Latin American immigrant's experiences in the United States.

"For decades, Dominican and Puerto Rican authors have carried out a linguistic revolution," noted The Boston Globe, and "Giannina Braschi, especially in her novel YO-YO BOING!, testify to it."

Her work has been described as a "synergetic fusion that marks in a determinant fashion the lived experiences of U. S. Hispanics."Written in three languages, English, Spanglish, and Spanish, Bra...more


Average rating: 3.91 · 96 ratings · 14 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
United States of Banana
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Empire of Dreams
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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Yo-Yo Boing!
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Asalto Al Tiempo
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1981
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Yo-Yo Boing!
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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El imperio de los sueños
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“Zarathustra: Do you have words? Do your words belong to you?
Giannina: No, my answer is no. I have no property in the dictionary. Words are anonymous like the disenfranchised masses that haven't been weighed - or named - or framed. My words belong to those who don't belong.”
Giannina Braschi, United States of Banana

“The president, the secretary of state, the businessman, the preacher, the vendor, the spies, the clients and managers—all walking around Wall Street like chickens with their heads cut off—rushing to escape bankruptcy—plotting to melt down the Statue of Liberty—to press more copper pennies—to breed more headless chickens—to put more feathers in their caps—medals, diplomas, stock certificates, honorary doctorates—eggs and eggs of headless chickens—multitaskers—system hackers—who never know where they’re heading--northward, backward, eastward, forward, and never homeward—(where is home)—home is in the head—(but the head is cut off)—and the nest is full of banking forms and Easter eggs with coins inside. Beheaded chickens, how do you breed chickens with their heads cut off? By teaching them how to bankrupt creativity.”
Giannina Braschi

“Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion.”
Giannina Braschi

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