Often treated like night itself -- both visible and invisible, feared and romanticized -- Latina/os make up the largest minority group in the US. In her newest work, MarA-a DeGuzmAn explores representations of night in art and literature from the Caribbean, Colombia, Central and South America, and the US, calling into question night's effect on the formation of identity for Latina/os in and outside of the US. She takes as her subject novels, short stories, poetry, essays, non-fiction, photo-fictions, photography, and film, and examines these texts through the lenses of nationhood, sexuality, human rights, exoticism, among others.
"This wonderfully complex and comparative analysis of the aesthetics of night in Latino literature breaks new ground.... it offers a compelling argument about the transvaluation of night in Latino literature that is completely new, original and insightful, deepening scholarship on the critical role of Latino literature in the U.S. body politic." --Theresa Delgadillo, author of Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative--Theresa Delgadillo, author of Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 9th July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.2 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.454