The Hispanic Condition: Reflections on Culture and Identity in America

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995 - Social Science - 242 pages
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Examines the five major Hispanic groups--including Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans--describes their cultural characteristics, and draws conclusions about their eventual role in mainstream America.

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THE HISPANIC CONDITION: Reflections on Culture and Identity in America

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Part history and part cultural encyclopedia, a sophisticated- -sometimes too sophisticated—discussion of Latino identity as displayed in art, literature, and popular culture. Stavans (Growing Up ... Read full review

Contents

Life in the Hyphen
7
Blood and Exile
31
At War with Anglos
61
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Ilan Stavans is the author of "The Hispanic Condition", "The Riddle of Cantinflas", & "The One-Handed Pianist & Other Stories" as well as the editor of "The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories" & a dictionary of Spanglish, among other volumes. He has been a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee & the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship & the Latino Literature Prize, among other honors. He teaches at Amherst College.

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