Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California

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Rick Heide
Santa Clara University, Jan 1, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 548 pages
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Poetry. Fiction. Latino/Latina studies. Foreword by Juan Velasco. Here is a fresh, vigorous body of work, ranging from Jaime de Angulo's visions of Spaniards and Indians to the classic Chicano novels of Jose Antonio Villareal and Raymond Barrio, and from the nineteenth-century childhood memories of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo to the contemporary poetry of Lucha Corpi. Celebrating two centuries of Latino voices, UNDER THE FIFTH SUN collects poetry, fiction, memoirs and commentary covering more than two centuries of Latino presence in California, from missionaries and soldiers to gold miners, farm workers and political refugees. A celebration, an outcry, a revelation and a powerful reading experience, this anthology ranges from naturalism to magical realism, from lyric poetry to detective fiction, with works by Francisco X. Alarcon, Isabel Allende, Ana Castillo, Cesar Chavez, Carlos Fuentes, Juan Marichal, Alma Luz Villaneuva and many others.

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Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California (California Legacy Book)

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In California, the mythical land where cultures collide, people use storytelling to understand one another better. So says Juan Velasco in his foreword to this anthology, which blends diverse ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Heide has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area's publishing community since 1968 and taught in Oakland as a bilingual teacher.

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