Download Chicana creativity and criticism: new frontiers in American by Maria Herrera-Sobek, Helena Maria Viramontes PDF

By Maria Herrera-Sobek, Helena Maria Viramontes

This provocative blend of unique poetry, prose, feedback, and visible paintings files the continued progress of literature through and approximately Chicanas. via cutting edge use of language and photographs, the artists represented the following discover lady sexuality, monetary and social injustice, gender roles, and the contributions of serious theory.Chicana Creativity and feedback, first released in 1988, contains poetry by means of Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucha Corpi, Evangelina Vigil-Pin?n, Denise Ch?vez, and Naomi Quin?nez; prose through Alma E. Cervantes, Helena Mar?a Viramontes, Roberta Fern?ndez, and Sheila Ortiz Taylor; feedback via Tey Diana Rebolledo, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Norma Alarc?n, and Mar?a Herrera-Sobek; and paintings by way of Carmen Lomas Garza, Yreina Cerv?ntez, and Laura Aguilar.

Show description

Read or Download Chicana creativity and criticism: new frontiers in American literature PDF

Best american literature books

Goddess Abides: A Novel


A widow’s New England peace is interrupted by way of her emotions for 2 awesome males, one a lot more youthful and the opposite particularly older—and the issue of selecting among them.

At forty-three, Edith has misplaced a husband, and has little ones who've young ones in their personal. residing in a wide Vermont condominium, her days are spent idly studying and enjoying tune. yet all of this can be to alter whilst applicants for her affection arrive at the scene. the 1st is thirty years her senior, a thinker named Edwin with whom she enjoys an enriching highbrow friendship. the second one, Jared, is two decades her junior: a good-looking scientist, he draws Edith in brain and physique. yet whether Jared stocks her ardour, does he have adequate existence event to understand no matter if any such union is in his top pursuits? during this beautiful and probing exam of wish, contrasting passions come to a head.

This booklet beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Pearl S. dollar together with infrequent photographs from the author’s property.

The Global Remapping of American Literature

This ebook charts how the cartographies of yank literature as an institutional type have various notably throughout diversified occasions and locations. Arguing that American literature was once consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity purely within the wake of the U. S. Civil battle, Paul Giles identifies this formation as extending till the start of the Reagan presidency in 1981.

Native American and Chicano a Literature of the American Southwest: Intersections of Indigenous Literatures (Indigenous Peoples and Politics)

This e-book unfolds from the basis that local American and Chicano authors of the Southwestern usa must be thought of and studied as a coherent cultural and social crew which will realize the commonalities in their works as indigenous humans of the zone and to differentiate them from different so-called 'ethnic' American writers.

Gonzo republic : Hunter S. Thompson's America

Gonzo Republic seems to be at Hunter S. Thompson's advanced courting with the United States. Thompson used to be a patriot but additionally a obdurate individualist. Stephenson examines the entire variety of Thompson's paintings, from his earlyreporting from the South American shopper states of the united states within the 1960sto his twenty-first-century web columns on recreation, politics and September 11.

Extra resources for Chicana creativity and criticism: new frontiers in American literature

Sample text

16 The poem is a tour deforce in its juxtaposition of sensuality and eroticism with the negative vectors of violence and brute masculine force which destroy a budding, beautiful life. The images and metaphors, creating an atmosphere found in the romances of García Lorca, invoke the exotic sensualness of a tropical climate: vainilla (vanilla), caña (sugarcane), canela (cinnamon), cacao (chocolate), etc. Corpi elaborates a strong linkage between woman and nature by applying the above imagery to the young woman, Guadalupe, who is luxuriously bathing in the afternoon sun in the river just before the violation occurs.

A sense of futility and inevitability pervades the poem. It is a pessimistic statement about the impossibility of breaking the chains of oppression Page 10 enslaving women. However, Corpi posits a challenge to the reader to become involved in effecting a change in the current state of affairs where rape is committed with impunity by males and with the tacit approval of other males. ) Guadalupe's hauntingly opened eyes point to the scene of the crime, to the dastardly deed left unpunished. The young woman's tragic death is a more powerful call to arms than strident rhetoric could ever be: It is very difficult, once having read the poem, to ever forget Guadalupe's accusing dead eyes.

Finally, we are grateful to the Mexico/Chicano Program for sponsoring the conference proceedings publication and SCR-43 funding for research assistance. Page xiii PREFACE Not since 1982 had the University of California at Irvine hosted such a fine gathering of Chicana/o writers and critics. At that time we were making history by being the first major University to sponsor a national conference on Mexican American women writers and thus recognize the creative efforts and the groundbreaking contributions Chicanas are making in literary circles, particularly in poetry and short fiction.

Download PDF sample

Download Chicana creativity and criticism: new frontiers in American by Maria Herrera-Sobek, Helena Maria Viramontes PDF
Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 42 votes