New World: Young Latino Writers

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Delta, 1997 - Fiction - 296 pages
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"The new fiction of America's young Latinos is as diverse as the writers themselves. Exciting stories by Cubans, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and others of Hispanic descent make this anthology a showcase for the craft and vision of new Latino writers north of the border, immigrant or American-born. From El Paso to Miami Beach, from Denver to Brooklyn, these authors are the best and most innovative talents emerging from the Hispanic community today. Some of them have made an overt break with the past, choosing to explore fictional universes. Others are determinedly realistic, portraying prejudice and loss of hope, street life and family violence. Still others remain political, describing the brutality that occurs in their homelands. The result is a collection filled with literature to enjoy, writing to savor, and art to excite our imaginations and expand our world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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These authors share more than a common heritage as Latino Americans. Each one possesses the power to craft a beautiful tale, as illustrated in this collection of 23 short stories. Some of the authors ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Ilan Stavans
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james lopez Emoria at the Tracks
35
sergio troncoso Angie Luna
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Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-American, essayist. He is the author of "The Hispanic Condition", "The Riddle of Cantinflas", and "The One-Handed Pianist & Other Stories" as well as the editor of "The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories" and a dictionary of Spanglish, among other volumes. He has been a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Latino Literature Prize, among other honors. He teaches at Amherst College.

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