Best Hispanic American Literary Criticism Books

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1. The Cost of Citizenship: A Family's Battle Against Persecution and Sacrifices for Freedom

Author: by Andrés Gamboa Barrera
Published at: Andres Gamboa Barrera (March 7, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1736804711

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“This book is much more than our family’s legacy; it is a narrative that gives us an immersive experience that allows us to better understand loyalty, compassion, perseverance, and the true purpose of family. It gives us the opportunity to gain a new perspective on the challenges that migrant families face and therefore reminds us of the importance of gratitude.

The stories of the strangers that helped us along the way will give you an emotional reminder of how beautiful humanity can be. Regardless of why you decided to pick up this book, I hope that leads you to a renewed sense of pride and love for your own family.

I know you will enjoy reliving this journey with us.” -Daniel Gamboa Barrera

2. Zoot Suit and Other Plays

Author: by Luis Valdez
Published at: Arte Publico Press; 1st edition (April 30, 1992)
ISBN: 978-1558850484

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This collection contains three of playwright and screenwriter Luis Valdez’s most important and recognized plays: Zoot Suit, Bandido! And I Don’t Have to Show You No Stinking Badges. The anthology also includes an introduction by noted theater critic Dr. Jorge Huerta of the University of California-San Diego.

Luis Valdez, the most recognized and celebrated Hispanic playwright of our times, is the director of the famous farm-worker theater, El Teatro Campesino.

3. The Teeth Of The World Are Sharp: a haunting collection of art & poetry

Author: by A.X. Salvo
Published at: Independently published (March 8, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8612902218

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SHE ESCAPED HEAVEN TO BE WITH ME IN HELLThe Teeth Of The World Are Sharp is the new collection of dark art and poetry by A.X. Salvo inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Plath, Neil Gaiman and the horror manga of Junji Ito.

In this second collection of poems, Salvo blends elements of dark fantasy, myth, and horror to deliver a brutally emotional experience. The Teeth Of The World Are Sharp explores trauma, abuse, death, grief, and loss. Each poem is carefully illustrated with haunting black and white drawings.

Images born from dreams and pain that will stay with you long after the last page.A.X. Salvo’s writings and art have appeared in USA Today, MISC, Studio Visit Magazine, Bete Noir, The Adroit Journal, and The Anthologist. Salvo is also the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center grant for Poetry.

4. Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems

Author: by Stephanie Burt
Published at: Basic Books (May 21, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0465094509

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An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys-and challenges-of the genreIn Don’t Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another-and how they can speak to our lives.

She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter.

She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about “poetry,” whether we think we like it or think we don’t, in order to help us cherish-and distinguish among-individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don’t Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingnues and cognoscenti alike.

5. The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

Author: by Ilan Stavans
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; College edition (March 9, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0393975321

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A dazzling and definitive compendium of the Latino literary tradition. 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 reggaetn.

In six chronological sectionsColonization, Annexation, Acculturation, Upheaval, Into the Mainstream, and Popular Traditionsthe anthology encompasses diverse genres, and it features writers such as Jos Mart, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garca, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Daz.

Thirteen years in the making, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature sheds new light on “nuestra Amrica” through a gathering of writing unprecedented in scope and vitality.

6. Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader

Author: by Steven Mintz
Published at: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd edition (May 4, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1405182591

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This short, comprehensive collection of primary documents provides an indispensable introduction to Mexican American history and culture. Includes over 90 carefully chosen selections, with a succinct introduction and comprehensive headnotes that identify the major issues raised by the documents Emphasizes key themes in US history, from immigration and geographical expansion to urbanization, industrialization, and civil rights struggles Includes a ‘visual history’ chapter of images that supplement the documents, as well as an extensive bibliography

7. The Latino Reader: An American Literary Tradition from 1542 to the Present

Author: by Harold Augenbraum
Published at: Mariner Books; First Printing edition (March 26, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0395765289

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The Latino Reader is the first anthology to present the full history of this important American literary tradition, from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. Selections include works of history, memoirs, letters, and essays, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama.

Adding to the importance of the volume are several selections from rare and little-known texts that have been translated into English for the first time.

8. Soledad: A Novel

Author: by Angie Cruz
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (November 12, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0743212021

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At eighteen, Soledad couldn’t get away fast enough from her contentious family with their endless tragedies and petty fights. Two years later, she’s an art student at Cooper Union with a gallery job and a hip East Village walk-up. But when Ta Gorda calls with the news that Soledad’s mother has lapsed into an emotional coma, she insists that Soledad’s return is the only cure.

Fighting the memories of open hydrants, leering men, and slick-skinned teen girls with raunchy mouths and snapping gum, Soledad moves home to West 164th Street. As she tries to tame her cousin Flaca’s raucous behavior and to resist falling for Richie – a soulful, intense man from the neighborhood – she also faces the greatest challenge of her life: confronting the ghosts from her mother’s past and salvaging their damaged relationship.

Evocative and wise, Soledad is a wondrous story of culture and chaos, family and integrity, myth and mysticism, from a Latina literary light.

9. Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics (New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality)

Author: by Sean Guynes
Published at: Ohio State University Press; 1st edition (January 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0814255636

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In Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics, Sean Guynes and Martin Lund bring together a series of essays that contextualize the histories and stakes of whiteness studies, superhero comics, and superhero studies for academics, fans, and media-makers alike. The volume illustrates how the American comic book superhero is fundamentally a figure of white power and white supremacy and ultimately calls for diversity in superhero comics as well as a democratized media culture.

Contributors not only examine superhero narratives but also delve into the production, distribution, audience, and reception of those narratives, highlighting the imbrication of forces that have helped to create, normalize, question, and sometimes even subvert American beliefs about whiteness and race.

Unstable Masks considers the co-constitutive nature of identity, representation, narrative, production and consumption, and historical and cultural contexts in forging the stereotypes that decide who gets to be a superhero and who gets to be American on the four-color pages of comic books.

10. Hispanic American Literature: An Anthology

Author: by Rodolfo Cortina
Published at: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company (July 1, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0844257303

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Representing a range of Hispanic American authors, this comprehensive anthology presents a variety of literature, from the chronicles of early Spanish explorers, folklore, and corridos to contemporary poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, and memoirs. It also gives a historical overview of Hispanic American literary traditions.

11. Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community

Author: by Lois Parkinson Zamora
Published at: Duke University Press Books; Illustrated edition (November 14, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0822316404

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Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world.

In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Gnter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel Garca Mrquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenon. Presenting the first English translation of Franz Roh’s 1925 essay in which the term magical realism was coined, as well as Alejo Carpentier’s classic 1949 essay that introduced the concept of lo real maravilloso to the Americas, this anthology begins by tracing the foundations of magical realism from its origins in the art world to its current literary contexts.

It offers a broad range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to this movement, as well as intensive analyses of various cultural traditions and individual texts from Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, in addition to those from Latin America.

12. García Márquez: historia de un deicidio (Hispánica) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Mario Vargas Llosa
Published at: Alfaguara; 001 edition (July 20, 2021)
ISBN: 978-8420454801

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Cada novela es un deicidio secreto, un asesinato simblico de la realidad. Publicado a comienzos de la dcada de los setenta y desaparecido de las libreras desde hace muchos aos, este ensayo, que en su origen fue la tesis que le vali a Vargas Llosa en 1971 el ttulo de doctor por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, muestra la admiracin del Nobel peruano por Garca Mrquez y por su novela Cien aos de soledad.

En l se analiza en profundidad la obra del autor colombiano, compaero de Vargas Llosa en el boom de la literatura latinoamericana. Obsesiva; recurrente, una intencin central abraza la obra de Garca Mrquez, una ambicin nica que sus ficciones van desarrollando a saltos y retrocesos, desde perspectivas diferentes y con mtodos distintos.

Este denominador comn hace que sus cuentos y novelas puedan leerse como fragmentos de un vasto, disperso, pero al mismo tiempo riguroso proyecto creador, dentro del cual encuentra cada uno de ellos su plena significacin. Esta voluntad unificadora es la de edificar una realidad cerrada, un mundo autnomo.