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The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature
by Ilan Stavans
This groundbreaking Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, and Dominican-American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish-speaking countries. Under the general editorship of award-winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters to ...more
Paperback, 2489 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published December 10th 2005)
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The author knows well his subject and brings about this literary work. Goes from the time of the Colonization where the actions were documented by the Friers like Fray Bartolome de las Casas to the 20th Century with writers like Bernardo Vega, Pedro Albizu Campo, Rene Marques and others with a corssover of some Spanish writers from Spain. I do like the compendium of historical references and short biographies as a footnote at the end of the pages. Serves as a good reference book.
Great anthology. Honestly, I skimmed most if the information and focused on the texts by or about Puerto Rican culture and people. It was a really great way to expand my knowledge of Puerto Rican writers and playwrights and to become better acquainted with the issues they faced at various points in history, including colonization.
Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. An award-winning writer and public television host, his books include Growing Up Latino and Spanglish. A native of Mexico City, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.More about Ilan Stavans...