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121. Understanding A Raisin in the
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122. Genders, Races, and Religious
123. Clear Word and Third Sight: Folk
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124. Langston Hughes : Folk Dramatist
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125. A Routledge Literary Sourcebook
126. Multicultural American Literature:
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127. One Nation Under a Groove: Motown
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128. Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American
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129. At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism
130. Tomas Gutierrez Alea: The Dialectics
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131. Charles Dickens in Cyberspace:
132. The Nancy Drew Scrapbook
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133. New England Mind: The Seventeenth
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134. Screening Space: The American
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135. Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic
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136. Latino and Latina Writers (Scribner
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137. Latins Anonymous: Two Plays
138. Maternal Body and Voice in Toni
139. Double Consciousness/Double Bind:
140. The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race

121. Understanding A Raisin in the Sun : A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Series)
by Lynn Domina
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Catlog: Book (1998-09-30)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
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A Raisin in the Sun is the first play by a black woman to be produced in a Broadway theater. First performed in 1959, before the civil rights and women's movements came to the fore, it raises issues of segregation, family strife, and relationships between men and women that are both representative of the time and timeless in their universality. This interdisciplinary collection of commentary and forty-five primary documents will enrich the reader's understanding of the historical and social context of the play. A wide variety of primary materials sheds light on integration and segregation in the 1950s and 1960s; relationships between African Americans and Africans; relationships between men and women within African American culture; Chicago as a literary setting for the play; and contemporary race relations in the 1990s. Documents include first-person accounts, magazine articles and editorials espousing opposing arguments, excerpts from the works of Toni Morrison, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, bell hooks, Malcolm X, and Richard Wright, and a selection of pertinent government documents and eye-opening statistics. Many of the documents are available in no other printed form. Each chapter concludes with study questions and topics for research papers and class discussion, as well as lists of further reading for examining the themes and issues raised by the play. ... Read more

122. Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934 (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
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Catlog: Book (2001-01-11)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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In this book, Rachel Blau DuPlessis shows how, through poetic language, modernist writers represented the debates around such social issues of modernity as suffrage, sexuality, manhood, and African-American and Jewish subjectivities. DuPlessis engages with the work of such canonical poets as Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore and H. D., as well as Mina Loy, Countee Cullen, Alfred Kreymborg and Langston Hughes, writers still marginalized by existing constructions of modernism. ... Read more

123. Clear Word and Third Sight: Folk Groundings and Diasporic Consciousness in African Caribbean Writing (New Americanists)
by Catherine A. John
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Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Clear Word and Third Sight examines the strands of a collective African diasporic consciousness represented in the work of a number of black Caribbean writers. Catherine A. John shows how a shared consciousness, or "third sight," is rooted in both pre- and postcolonial cultural practices and disseminated through a rich oral tradition. This consciousness has served diasporic communities, creating an alternate philosophical "worldsense" linking those of African descent across space and time.

Contesting popular discourses about what constitutes "culture" and maintaining that neglected strains in Négritude discourse provide a crucial philosophical perspective on the connections between folk practices, cultural memory, and collective consciousness, John examines the diasporic principles in the work of the Négritude writers Léon Damas, Aimé Césaire, and Léopold Senghor. She traces the manifestations and reworkings of their ideas in Afro-Caribbean writing from the eastern and French Caribbean, as well as the Caribbean diaspora in the United States. The authors discussed include Jamaica Kincaid, Earl Lovelace, Simone Schwarz-Bart, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, and Edouard Glissant, among others. John argues that, by incorporating what she calls "folk groundings"—such as poems, folktales, proverbs, and songs—into their work, Afro-Caribbean writers invoke a psychospiritual consciousness which combines old and new strategies for addressing the ongoing postcolonial struggle. ... Read more

124. Langston Hughes : Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943 (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies)
by Joseph McLaren
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Catlog: Book (1997-12-30)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
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Though known primarily as a poet, Langston Hughes crafted well over 40 theatrical works. This book examines Hughes's stage pieces from his first published play, The Gold Piece (1921), through his post-radical wartime effort, For This We Fight (1943). Hughes's stage writing of this period includes such forms as the folk comedy, the protest drama, the historical play and the blues opera. McLaren concludes that the "democratic" argument is ultimately employed by Hughes to challenge segregation in the military and that Hughes's iconography prefigures the black aesthetic of the 1960s. Photographs complement the text. ... Read more

125. A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (Routledge Literary Sourcebooks)
by Debra Rosenthal
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Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Routledge
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126. Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/A and Asian American Fictions
by A. Robert Lee
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Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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In the United States, Ishmael Reed, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ralph Ellison, N. Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Jessica Hagedorn are among the notable writers of color who have emerged since World War II. Although definitely individual and widely diverse, they are all-American in their collective mixture of African American, Native American, Asian American, and Hispanic strains. The work of each, although distinct, has not remained in cultural isolation but has enriched the inclusive literary treasury of the United States.

This comprehensive, timely study by a British scholar closely examines their fiction and autobiographical writings in cultural perspective. It analyzes the ways politics and popular tradition have influenced their work and the ways these ethnic authors address and question such matters as whiteness, autobiography, geography, and the forms of prose.

Other books have explored the variety of ethnic traditions in American literature, but this is the first to consider them in comparative terms in a single volume. In focusing on these writers and their place in the context of American history and contemporary popular culture, Multicultural American Literature underlines the reality that it is multicultural writing that has revolutionized recent American literary history.

For those wishing clear and accurate perspective on the nationalliterature of the present day, this informative book surveys the spectrum and provides an exact and faithful view of its multicultural character. ... Read more

127. One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture
by Gerald Lyn Early, Gerald Early
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Catlog: Book (1995-06-01)
Publisher: Ecco Press
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How Motown changed the landscape of American popular culture
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3-0 out of 5 stars What?
I found this book a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience, particularly when it mentioned the exploitation Berry Gordy put his own artists through, and the hit-factory system he created. If one wants to talk about 'exploitation' then one should look no further than Gordy himself.

I don't know what the boneheaded reader below was supposed to think this book was, but I found it too be fairly balanced and not subject to the all the racist hyperbole that he seems to be looking for.

5-0 out of 5 stars an interesting book, more or less...
I'm afraid Mr. Early does not wish to expand to any depth the problems which Black musical artists continue to face from this thorougly racist culture. To discover more pertinent investigations of this ongoing white male-centered racism, one needs to go to the astonishingly brave and insightful bell hooks, and other writers. I would also recommend a book by a white writer, Russell Potter, called 'Spectacular Vernaculars', where he writes about white racism perpetrated against Black musical artists. ... Read more

128. Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s
by Lisa Botshon, Meredith Goldsmith
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Catlog: Book (2003-06-01)
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
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Critics often define the modernist period as the dichotomy between the high culture of edgy literary experimentation and the low culture of dime store novels, gritty detective stories, and other genre fiction, dismissing the significant group of American women writers who negotiated the delicate balance between critical and commercial success.Burdened with the derogatory label "middlebrow" by the literary elite, these authors of popular fiction nevertheless wrote scores of bestsellers, won awards, and had their works adapted into major Hollywood films.

The unique contribution of these "middlebrow moderns" to early twentieth-century culture is now explored in this pathbreaking collection of original articles.Examining women writers from diverse backgrounds and works from a broad range of media, including literature, magazines, book clubs, advertising, radio, and film, the essayists show how authors such as Winnifred Easton, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Nella Larsen, Anita Loos, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Edna Ferber, and Fannie Hurst bridged gaps in an audience increasingly fragmented by economic, racial, ethnic, and regional differences.

A valuable addition to American literary studies, cultural studies, and women's history, ‘Middlebrow Moderns’ also illuminates today's gendered culture wars. ... Read more

129. At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now (Convergences - Inventories of the Present)
by Timothy Brennan
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Catlog: Book (1997-07-01)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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130. Tomas Gutierrez Alea: The Dialectics of a Filmmaker (Latin American Studies)
by Paul A. Schroeder
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Schroeder offers a thorough introduction to the films of Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba's leading filmmaker, covering all 12 of Alea's feature films and examining in depth his three best films within the context of revolutionary Cuba. ... Read more

131. Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture
by Jay Clayton
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-15)
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (Txt)
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Charles Dickens in Cyberspace opens a window on a startling set of literary and scientific links between contemporary American culture and the nineteenth-century heritage it often repudiates. Surveying a wide range of novelists, scientists, filmmakers, and theorists from the past two centuries, Jay Clayton traces the concealed circuits that connect the telegraph with the Internet, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine with the digital computer, Frankenstein's monster with cyborgs and clones, and Dickens' life and fiction with all manner of contemporary popular culture--from comic books and advertising to recent novels and films. In the process, Clayton argues for two important principles: that postmodernism has a hidden or repressed connection with the nineteenth-century and that revealing those connections can aid in the development of a historical cultural studies. In Charles Dickens in Cyberspace nineteenth-century figures--Jane Austen, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Ada Lovelace, Joseph Paxton, Mary Shelley, and Mary Somerville--meet a lively group of counterparts from today: Andrea Barrett, Greg Bear, Peter Carey, Helene Cixous, Alfonso Cuaron, William Gibson, Donna Haraway, David Lean, Richard Powers, Salman Rushdie, Ridley Scott, Susan Sontag, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, and Tom Stoppard. The juxtaposition of such a diverse cast of characters leads to a new way of understanding the ""undisciplined culture"" the two eras share, an understanding that can suggest ways to heal the gap that has long separated literature from science. Combining storytelling and scholarship, this engaging study demonstrates in its own practice the value of a self-reflective stance toward cultural history. Its personal voice, narrative strategies, multiple points of view, recursive loops, and irony emphasize the improvisational nature of the methods it employs. Yet its argument is serious and urgent: that the afterlife of the nineteenth century continues to shape the present in diverse and sometimes conflicting ways. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Postmodern Convergence of Science and Literature
Who knew that Victorian science was populated with such unruly characters or that postmodernism could herald the convergence of the two cultures? Here is a critic who is unafraid to write with gusto about today's return to literature and who understands the ways of both novelists and hackers. I enjoyed the acount of Charles Babbage beside William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, Neal Stevenson with Charles Dickens.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jay Clayton's Charles Dickens in Cyberspace
This book shows such smarts and is such fun that I've been talking it up to every reader I know. Anyone interested in Cultural Studies or the nineteenth century novel will want this book (in fact, they might already have it, because the advance word on it has been good), but it will undoubtedly appeal to a larger audience, too. Jay Clayton demonstrates a familiarity with a wide array of further fields: communications technology, genetics, science fiction, film, and contemporary literature. Readers interested in any of these subjects will find that the historical parallels and hidden connections Clayton establishes between them are both unexpected and absorbing. What's more, Clayton can write. This is not a book choked by jargon or made ponderous by clumsy language. Here is a learned author who explains himself with gusto and grace.
Clayton's book combines several propositions. First, that contemporary studies of American culture are essentially amnesiac and could only benefit from some historical perspective. Second, that the tendency towards emotional affirmation and homemade mysticism which characterizes our multicultural age is in many ways analogous to the Romantic era's reaction against the hyper-rationality of the Enlightenment. Third, that the enormous divide between the Humanities and the Sciences, which originally opened in the early years of the Victorian era, is now closing again as today's Information Technology blurs disciplinary distinctions and promotes cross-pollination between discreet endeavors. Clayton argues convincingly on all three points, and he weaves his several theses together to reveal how our postmodern complexities have antecedents in an earlier age.
It is rare to find a thoroughly informed author who can anatomize an historical period in an accessible fashion. It's rarer still to find one with sufficient detachment to offer new analysis of his own times. Jay Clayton does both of these things, and he does them with an agreeable combination of persuasion and charm.
A pleasure. An education. Highly recommended. ... Read more

132. The Nancy Drew Scrapbook
by Karen Plunkett-Powell
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Catlog: Book (1993-11-01)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars Nancy Drew collectors MUST HAVE this book!
This was the best and most well-researched book I've ever read about Nancy Drew. Not only does Ms. Plunkett-Powell "introduce" us to the REAL Carolyn Keene -- Mildred Wirt Benson -- but she gives us a history of how the idea for Nancy Drew was born and some of the politics involved in it for Wirt when Stratmeyer died and his daughter, Harriet, took over everything and tried to control too much of the writing. We learn which NDs weren't written by Wirt, and how much of the writing was changed as well as the covers.

She tells collectors how to know the worth of their stash. She goes through each of the characters and their start with the series. She even talks about the TV show and MOVIES in the 1930s that were made -- more for the fun of it than to truly showcase the books. Info about Russell Tandy, the illustrator of the early books and the first to design covers, also is described.

She hasn't forgotten anything. It's truly a work of genius for the Nancy Drew collector, a "must have" for all of us!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Mystery of Nancy Drew's Ghostwriter...solved!
...and other fascinating background trivia for the queen-of-teen-sleuth buffs! I'm not a true Nancy Drew fan, I'm a bookseller with a mercenary interest in the vintage teenage sleuth, but this book almost made me a believer! The author approaches her subject matter with the infectious enthusiasm of the true fan, and delves into carefully guarded mysteries of secret ghostwriter identities, Riverview's true location, and other gems of trivia too numerous to cite, with a determination and verve Nancy herself would be proud of! Fun to read, captivating, and informative to the collector and bookseller alike! (and by the way, the writing is adult-level, not 4-8 yrs., as the description implies!)

4-0 out of 5 stars Just as much fun as a Nancy Drew mystery!
What a fun read! I loved seeing all the old pictures, and was amazed by the "behind the scenes" intrigue of the Nancy Drew publishing syndicate. Plunkett-Powell really tracked down the many Carolyn Keenes, in true "sleuth style." Anyone who ever stayed up late reading their Nancy Drews with a flashlight under the covers will absolutely love this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and useful book.
As a young girl I couldn't wait for the chance to read a new Nancy Drew book. I would wait between new releases by rereading my old editions. The Nancy Drew Scrapbook is great. This book brings back a flood of childhood memories, and it also told me how valuable my old editions are today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable retrospective of the famous girl sleuth
Collectors and non-collectors alike should enjoy this retrospective on Nancy Drew, the world famous girl sleuth. The author covers many of the fascinating highlights in Nancy long career in books, movies and TV. There are many photos of Nancy books, collectibles and other items. Collectors should enjoy reading all about their favorite detective and non-collectors will find this a nostalgic and enjoyable trip down memory lane. ... Read more

133. New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century
by Perry Miller
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Catlog: Book (1983-03-01)
Publisher: Belknap Press
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Puritan Historiography
In the 20th century the study of the Puritan Origins of New England and the US as a whole, took a new start. Perry Miller was to 'blame' for this. With his studies of Puritans he has shown that Puritans were not as harsh, narrow-minded and alienated from the rest of the world, as was the image throughout the 19th and early 20th century. In fact especially the Puritans were very interested in new scientific and religious developments from the enlightenment onwards. They did however use them for their own purposes. In New England Mind, The Seventeenth Century, Perry Miller goes into this. He tries to explain how the Puritans tried to balance between hart en mind. How they incorporated new scientific developments into their worldview, yet never allowed for any limits on Gods authority and power. Miller succeeds very well in showing how their religion was a whole out of two very different parts and how they as humans found their in our eyes harsh religion consoling. This book only goes into the ideological legacy of the 17th century. If you would like to read more try the sequel; From Colony to Province. This is an excellent book, which opened up an entire era to our modern minds. Even though the ideas put for the floodlight are rather heavy-handed, Miller succeeds in explaining them clearly and even got me to smile. ... Read more

134. Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film
by Vivian Sobchack, Vivian Carol Limits of Infinity Sobchack
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Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Screening Space, the reprint classic from Rutger's University Press, has been significantly enlarged to update the science fiction film since the early 1980s, examining classic and contemporary sci-fi films as a significant genre. Winner of the 1995 Pilgrim Award, the book examines the differences between the religious themes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the clinical random evil depicted in Event Horizon. Vivian Sobchack's detailed analysis of a wide range of films and inclusion of black-and-white movie stills allows a better understanding of science fiction films as an art form that can often present its characters, a la Blade Runner, as"more human than human." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth reading if you enjoy Science Fiction and its phyche.
I recommend anyone who is interested in Science Fiction to at least glance at this book. Yes, glance. What I enjoy most from this book is how it provides pictures of movie scenes, corresponding them with the points and theories presented. It does it in a way to make what may seem overbearing (to some people mind you) rather interesting and insightful. The visualizations help things 'click' so well. The reading becomes more and more bareable as you read on once you get used to the structure. It's great. Even if you don't like reading, buy it for the pictures it presents; just by looking at them and the small, bold explainations below will help you gain a whole new outlook on Science Fiction. Besides the visuals, I would say it is the best critical response of the Science Fiction film I have read. Other books I checked out seemed boring and unattractive. This book caught me when I looked at it. In fact, I was doing a paper in college for a History through Film class and my Instructor asked for the Catalog information. So I guess I'm not the only one. Other then that, the seriousness of the book gives the genre what it diserves while retaining your interest to read on. Most importantly, though, it helps clear up thoughts I've had for years and makes it presentable in words. Very gratifying. Check it out. ... Read more

135. Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States (Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage (Oxford University Press).)
by Nicolas Kanellos, Kenya Dworkin Y. Mandez, Jose B. Fernandez, Erlinda Gonzalez-Berry, Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, Charles Tatum, Kenya Dworkin Y Mendez, Alejandra Balestra
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Herencia (meaning "inheritance" or "heritage") is the first anthology to bring together literature spanning the entire history of Hispanic writing in the United States, from the age of exploration to the present. The product of a ten-year project involving hundreds of scholars nationwide, Herencia is the most comprehensive literary collection available, covering over three centuries and including writers from all the major Hispanic ethnic communities as well as a broad sample of writing from diverse genres.Here is the voice of the conqueror and the conquered, the revolutionary and the reactionary, the native and the uprooted or landless. Of course, readers will find pieces by such leading writers as Piri Thomas, Luis Valdez, Isabel Allende, Oscar Hijuelos, and Reinaldo Arenas. But what truly distinguish this anthology are its historical depth and its rich, complex portrait of Hispanic literature in the United States. Beginning with Cabeza de Vaca's account of his explorations in the New World, the anthology includes a passage from La Florida, a narrative historical poem of 22,000 verses, written by Franciscan friar Alonso de Escobedo. It also features an attack on Mexican stereotypes in the nascent movie industry written by Nicasio Idar, editor of Laredo's La Cronica; and an essay about Coney Island written by revolutionary Jose Marti. Embracing Chicano, Nuyorican, Cuban American, and Latino writings, the voices of immigrants and the voices of exiles, Herencia makes a vital contribution to our understanding not only of Hispanic writing in the United States, but also of the great contribution Hispanics have made to the United States. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Far less than it could-and should-have been.
Herencia : The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States by Nicolas Kanellos (Editor), is a book that's been creating a lot of buzz here in San Antonio (where I live), a town that is one of the centers of "Hispanic" literature. The buzz has been overwhelmingly negative, the primary thrust of the discussions being that this book is a "political" book and a "sellout".

The book does have some serious problems. First of all, this is not an anthology of "Hispanic" authors per se--calling it an anthology of "Latino" authors would have been more accurate. You'd think the guru's at an institution as prestigious and knowledgeable as the Oxford University Press would understand that entities other than the Spanish colonized the southern Americas. If this was intended to be a collection of "Hispanic" literature, several included authors should have been excluded.

As it is, excluding authors didn't seem to be an issue. A list of major "Hispanic" authors whose work does not appear-or even get passing mention-here would fill a much larger collection than this. Such a list would include major literary award recipients such as Kathleen Acala, Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros, as well as other, extremely well known and thought of artists as Julia Alvarez, Jose Antonio Burciaga, Alam Luz Villanueva, Denise Chavez, Gary Soto, Angela de Hoyos, John Phillip Santos, Juan Philipe Herrera, Arturo Islas and Cecile Pineda, to literally just name a few.

The word around here is that this is a "political" book in the politics os publishing sense. Mr. Kanellos is apparently know quite well in the Latino writing community as a man who helps those he like and attacks those he does not-apparently quite a list based on the omissions from this text. That sounds like pettiness at first blush-but when one looks at the way this book is constructed, one has to wonder.

Even with all that, the book is an impressive collection of works.that cover a wide range of Latio heritage (the translation of the title) and writing styles.

In the end, this stands not as "the" anthology of the (rather arrogant) title, but "an" anthology of "Latino" writers that is seriously flawed, but nevertheless stands as an impressive collection all the same.

5-0 out of 5 stars A superb collection of Hispanic literature
A vast compilation of the struggles, strivings, and dreams of a people. The selections show a sharp eye for scholarship and passion is at work, one with a keen ear for the music of the language. Kudos to Dworkin y Mendez and the other editors for their labor of love and language. ... Read more

136. Latino and Latina Writers (Scribner Writers Series)
by Alan West-Duran, Alan West
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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137. Latins Anonymous: Two Plays
by Latins Anonymous, Rick Najera, Edward James Olmos, Cris Franco
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Asin: 1558851720
Catlog: Book (1996-10-01)
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
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Included in this first published collection are the troupe's signature play, Latins Anonynous, which satirizes the rejection of one's cultural heritage and The La La Awards, in which Latino personalities suffer outlandish impersonations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The LA LA Awards
I am on the Debate and Forensics Team at my high school and I have seen "The LA LA Awards" performed many times. I love the characters and the script and I plan on performing this piece at a tournament soon. It ROCKS!

5-0 out of 5 stars Rick Najera--the pioneer of latino comedy
Latin's Anonymous, a collaborative project, was the beginning of Rick Najera's playwriting career culminating with THE PAIN OF THE MACHO, his most most recent book. In this are signs of the making of a genius in years to come-- from his Mexican-American-split-personality character to SEPERATE TURF, a sketch on the plight of Puerto Rican and Chicano actors vying for small roles. Rick Najera shows that he is a cunning satyrist, dealing with the world of duel identity. Recently, I had the oppurtunity to view this work live at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. It was as fresh today as when he created it a few years ago. Insightful, concise, and brave. Rick Najera pulls no punches as he deconstructs the Latino experience in America. He takes stereotypes, sets them up, then knocks them down. From an ex-member of Menudo, to a border guard in PAIN OF THE MACHO, Rick Najera takes latinos and shows them to be complex human beings. ... Read more

138. Maternal Body and Voice in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Lee Smith
by Paula Gallant Eckard
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
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139. Double Consciousness/Double Bind: Theoretical Issues in Twentieth-Century Black Literature
by Sandra Adell
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Asin: 0252021096
Catlog: Book (1994-12-01)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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4-0 out of 5 stars wonder theorizing and a great literary voice
I had the pleasure to take a course from Professor Adell and this book is an extension of her great work in the classroom.While heavily geared toward the academic, Adell's writing style adds a smooth lyric voice thatengages the reader.Don't fool yourself, you should get your mind aroundthis.If not, look out, Professor Adell doesn't take any lip! ... Read more

140. The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn
by Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua
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Asin: 1578060613
Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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5-0 out of 5 stars The book adds to the dialogue about teaching Huck Finn.
Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua's slim volume packs a lot of power. As an African-American rhetorician and Twain scholar, she eloquently makes the case for book's continued study. Using the lexicon of classical rhetoric, she carefully examines the role of Jim in Twain's book to show that he is elevated to a place of prominence and importance in conveying Twain's message of humanity. She examines closely Jim's words, his dialogues with Huck, and the language of slavery used by the society in the novel as a way of exposing Twain's methods.

If one carefully reads Twain's masterpiece and then thoughtfully reads Chadwick-Joshua's book, s/he must surely see that _Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_ needs to remain an important element in the American landscape of literature. Without Twain's honest look at race in the 19th century, an important part of the American experience would be lost. We need this book, black and white alike. __The Jim Dilemma_ helps us to appreciate Huck and Jim's journey to freedom all the more. ... Read more

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