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Boricua Literature : A Literary History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora - Lisa M. Sanchez Gonzalez

Boricua Literature

A Literary History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780814731468
Number Of Pages: 256

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Sanchez-Gonzales presents a panorama of the writing produced by Puerto Rican Americans over the last 100 years. . . . Highly recommended.-Choice"Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez'sBoricua Literatureis the first literary history of the Puerto Rican colonial diaspora, but it is also much more."-American LiteratureSince the invasion and colonization of Puerto Rico in 1898, all Puerto Ricans are both American citizens and colonial subjects by birth according to international law. Over a third of this population currently lives in the continental U.S. forming one of the nation's most significant "minority" communities. Yet no complete study of mainland Puerto Rican-or Boricua-literature has been written.Until now.Boricua Literatureis the first literary history of the Puerto Rican colonial diaspora. The result of a decade of research in archives and special collections in the Caribbean and in the U.S., Lisa Sßnchez Gonzßlez argues that the writing of the Puerto Rican diaspora should be considered an integral field of study. Covering 100 years of Boricua literary history, each chapter looks at the single writer or group of writers who are most emblematic of their respective generation, from William Carlos Williams and Arturo Schomburg, to latina feminism and salsa music. The story of an American community of color,Boricua Literatureis also about contemporary critical race and gender studies.Unlike virtually all studies concerning mainland Puerto Rican writing, Lisa Sßnchez Gonzßlez is less concerned with "cultural identity" than with unearthing a substantive cultural intellectual history. The first explicitly literary historical analysis of Boricua Literature, this definitive study proposes a new and discreet area of literary historical research in American studies.

"Sanchez-Gonzales presents a panorama of the writing produced by Puerto Rican Americans over the last 100 years... Highly recommended." - Choice "Sanchez Gonzalez's provocative study Boricua Literature: A Literary History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora intensely focuses on a geographically and culturally specific literary evolution by Puerto Ricans who emigrated to the east coastof the United States, a movement spanning most of the 20th century."--Centro Journal "Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez's Boricua Literature is the first literary history of the Puerto Rican colonial diaspora, but it is also much more." --American Literature

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
For the Sake of Love: Luisa Capetillo, Anarchy, and Boricua Literary Historyp. 16
Boricua Modernism: Arturo Schomburg and William Carlos Williamsp. 42
A Boricua in the Stacks: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Pura Teresa Belprep. 71
The Boricua Novel: Civil Rights and "New School" Nuyorican Narrativesp. 102
"I Like to Be in America" [sic]: Three Women's Textsp. 134
Ya Deja Eso! Toward an Epi-fenomenal Approach to Boricua Cultural Studiesp. 161
Notesp. 191
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 213
About the Authorp. 216
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ISBN: 9780814731468
ISBN-10: 0814731465
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.42