The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2011 - Fiction - 2489 pages
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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 the Spanish crown by sixteenth-century conquistadors to the cutting-edge expressions of twenty-first-century cartoonistas and artists of reggaet n. In six chronological sections--Colonization, Annexation, Acculturation, Upheaval, Into the Mainstream, and Popular Traditions--the anthology encompasses diverse genres, and it features writers such as Jos Mart , William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garc a, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot D az. Thirteen years in the making, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature sheds new light on "nuestra Am rica" through a gathering of writing unprecedented in scope and vitality.

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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.

Edna Acosta-BelÚn is the Chair of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U. S. Latino Studies as well as the Director of the Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Harold Augenbraum is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

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