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Hispanic-American Literature : A Brief Introduction and Anthology

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780673469564

ISBN10:
0673469565
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/7/1997
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Following a historical overview, this book presents works by Piri Thomas, Sandra Cisneros, Nicholasa Mohr, Robert Fernandez, Luis Omar Salinas, Angelo de Hoyos, Pat Mora, Sandra Maria Esteves, and Martin Espada, among others.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ishmael Reed
Introduction
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Piri Thomas (b. 1928)
Seven Long Times Prologue
11(3)
Floyd Salas (b. 1931)
Buffalo Nickel
[The Water Tower]
14(7)
[The Boxing Match]
21(5)
Victor Villasenor (b. 1940)
Rain of Gold
[The Confession]
26(8)
Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952)
Tales Told under the Mango Tree
34(11)
Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954)
Ghosts and Voices: Writing from Obsession
45(5)
Notes to a Young(er) Writer
50(5)
FICTION
Rolando Hinojosa (b. 1929)
Into the Pit with Bruno Cano
55(7)
Lionel G. Garcia (b. 1935)
The Sergeant
62(17)
Nicholasa Mohr (b. 1935)
Aunt Rosana's Rocker
79(18)
Tomas Rivera (1935-1984)
First Communion
97(4)
Ed Vega (b. 1936)
The Kite
101(27)
Roberta Fernandez (b. 1940)
Zulema
128(13)
Alejandro Morales (b. 1944)
The Curing Woman
141(6)
Denise Chavez (b. 1948)
The Closet
147(12)
Roberto Fernandez (b. 1951)
Miracle at Eighth and Twelfth
159(3)
Retrieving Varadero
162(6)
Helena Maria Viramontes (b. 1954)
The Cariboo Cafe
168(13)
Virgil Suarez (b. 1962)
Dearly Beloved
181(10)
POETRY
Gloria Vando (b. 1934)
Legend of the Flamboyan
191(3)
Nuyorican Lament
194(3)
Luis Omar Salinas (b. 1937)
Ode to the Mexican Experience
197(1)
When This Life No longer Smells of Roses
198(1)
My Father Is a Simple Man
199(1)
I Am America
200(2)
Angela de Hoyos (b. 1940)
You Will Grow Old
202(1)
Lesson in Semantics
203(1)
How to Eat Crow on a Cold Sunday Morning
203(2)
Miguel Algann (b. 1941)
Taos Pueblo Indians: 700 Strong According to Bobby's Last Census
205(4)
Ricardo Sanchez (b. 1941)
Soledad Was a Girl's Name
209(3)
Letters to My Ex-Texas Sanity
212(3)
Pat Mora (b. 1942)
Immigrants
215(1)
Gentle Communion
216(1)
Arte Popular
217(1)
Old Anger
217(1)
Curandera
218(2)
Miguel Pinero (1946-1988)
A Lower East Side Poem
220(2)
New York City Hard Times Blues
222(8)
Sandra Maria Esteves (b. 1948)
Resurrections
230(1)
Padrino
231(1)
Bautizo
232(1)
Ocha
232(2)
Pablo Medina (b. 1948)
Madame America
234(3)
The Apostate
237(1)
The Beginning
238(1)
Victor Hernandez Cruz (b. 1949)
today is a day of great joy
239(1)
energy
240(1)
The Latest Latin Dance Craze
241(1)
Loisaida
241(6)
Evangelina Vigil-Pinon (b. 1949)
jes todo!
247(2)
Tato Laviera (b. 1950)
latero story (can pickers)
249(2)
AmeRican
251(2)
intellectual
253(1)
boricua
254(2)
Gustavo Perez-Firmat (b. 1950)
Lime Cure
256(1)
On Whether My Father Deserves a Poem
257(1)
The Poet's Mother Gives Him a Birthday Present
258(2)
Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952)
Quinceanera
260(1)
Mamacita
260(1)
Exile
261(1)
Under the Knife
262(1)
Alberto Rios (b. 1952)
Five Indiscretions
263(5)
On January 5, 1984, El Santo the Wrestler Died, Possibly
268(3)
Jimmy Santiago Baca (b. 1952)
Martin III
271(6)
Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954)
Refugee Ship
277(1)
Heritage
278(1)
The Poet Is Served Her Papers
278(1)
Pleiades from the Cables of Genocide
279(4)
Martin Espada (b. 1957)
Portrait of Real Hijo de Puta
283(1)
Revolutionary Spanish Lesson
284(1)
Colibri
284(2)
Carolina Hospital (b. 1957)
Miami Mimesis
286(1)
A Visit to West New York
287(1)
Alma Mater
288(1)
Finding Home
288(1)
The Old Order
289(4)
DRAMA
Dolores Prida (b. 1943)
Beautiful Senoritas
293(30)
Alternate Table of Contents by Theme 323(5)
Selected Bibliography 328(5)
Index of Authors, Titles and First Lines of Poems 333(3)
Acknowledgments 336


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