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Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories by…

Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories

by Harold Augenbraum (Editor), Ilan Stavans (Editor)

Other authors: Oscar Acosta (Contributor), Julia Alvarez (Contributor), Rodolfo A. Anaya (Contributor), Gloria Anzaldúa (Contributor), Nash Candelaria (Contributor)19 more, Denise Chávez (Contributor), Sandra Cisneros (Contributor), Jesús Colón (Contributor), Genaro Gonzalez (Contributor), Oscar Hijuelos (Contributor), Rolando Hinojosa (Smith) (Contributor), Patricia Preciado Martin (Contributor), Judith Ortíz-Cofer (Contributor), Américo Paredes (Contributor), Edward Rivera (Contributor), Tomás Rivera (Contributor), Richard Rodriguez (Contributor), Gary Soto (Contributor), Piri Thomas (Contributor), J. L. Torres (Contributor), Ed Vega (Contributor), Alan Villanueva (Contributor), José Antonio Villareal (Contributor), Helena María Viramontes (Contributor)

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From the mean streets of the barrio to the house on Mango Street, from the Mambo Kings to the Garcia Girls, the authors who contribute to this volume transport us across geographies and through cultures in an attempt to articulate the joys, struggles, defeats, and triumphs of the Latino experience in the United States. Growing Up Latino offers, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of classic and recent Latino writing in English, converging in sometimes shocking, often funny, and always stirring memoirs and stories. Religion, sex, love, language, and family are some of the topics explored in this compelling anthology of fiction and nonfiction. With its laughter and tears, its beauty and power, it is a thoroughly enjoyable book and an unforgettable contribution to the Latino tradition of letters. This diverse collection shatters the myth of a singular U.S.- Latino experience, proving the existence of a rich tradition whose writers, active for more than forty years, are only now being recognized by a rapidly growing audience.… (more)



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Growing Up Latino is one of the original efforts within the literary realm to combine the works of various Spanish-decent cultures into a single volume. The introduction clearly states a desire to highlight the commonalities between Chicano, Caribbean, Central, and South American peoples and literary styles under one term: Latino. It contains works by all of the recent heavy-hitters selected to highlight magical realism, immigrant narratives, and descriptions of latino home life. Much of this is an enjoyable read, and while the introduction is dated, it does show the progression of literary criticism around these authors when compared with more recent writings. Enough of the short stories are entertaining outside of the scholarly intent of the collection that I'd suggest this to anyone into short fiction as pleasure reading. ( )
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Stavans, IlanEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Acosta, OscarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alvarez, JuliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anaya, Rodolfo A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anzaldúa, GloriaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Candelaria, NashContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chávez, DeniseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cisneros, SandraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colón, JesúsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gonzalez, GenaroContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hijuelos, OscarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hinojosa (Smith), RolandoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, Patricia PreciadoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ortíz-Cofer, JudithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paredes, AméricoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rivera, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rivera, TomásContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rodriguez, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Soto, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, PiriContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Torres, J. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Villareal, José AntonioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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