This iconic Spanglish novel by the leading Hispanic-American poet Giannina Braschi was heralded by the New York Daily News as "an in your face assertion of the vitality of Latino culture in the U.S." Jean Franco of Columbia University praised Braschi for her "extraordinary virtuosity, her command of many different registers, her dizzying ability to switch between English and Spanish. It is also a very funny novel, a novel of argumentative conversations that cover food, movies, literature, art, the academy, sex, memory, and every day life. It is a book that should be performed as well as read.
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YO YO BOING!User Review - Kirkus
Yo Yo Boing! ($15.95 paperback original; Sept.; 192 pp.; 0-935480-97-8): A fractious comic novel by Braschi, a highly praised Puerto Rican—born poet, dramatizes cultural strife between New York City ... Read full review
Yo-yo boing!User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Though touted as a novel, this is more of a hybrid, both linguistically and structurally. It opens with a ten-page monolog in Spanish called "Close-Up," related by a woman assessing her physical ... Read full review