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Herencia by Nicolas Kanellos
Book DescriptionHerencia (meaning "inheritance" or "heritage") is the first anthology to bring together literature from 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, spanning over three centuries and including writers from all the major Hispanic ethnic communities, and 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 really distinguishes this anthology is 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; 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195138245
(253mm x 175mm x 49mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nicolas Kanellos
Hispanic Immigrant Literature, Paperback (May 2012)
The first comprehensive study of literary works created both orally and in writing by immigrants to the United States from the Hispanic world since the early nineteenth century
Herencia, Paperback (October 2003)
The first anthology to bring together heretofore unknown texts from the entire history of Hispanics writing in what became the United States, fom the colonial period to the present. The anthology follows the dominant trends of native, immigrant and exile writing by Latinos in the United States.
Noche Buena, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Nicolas Kanellos
This title brings the reader the magic of the Christmas season as seen through the eyes of the Hispanic Americans. Christmas is a universal story, and many of the images here are recognizable across cultures. There are some however, specific to Hispanic culture; both kinds are shared here.
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Author Biography - Nicolas Kanellos
Nicolas Kanellos is the Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Literature at the University of Houston and the Director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, a major national research program. He is also founding publisher of the noted Hispanic literary journal The Americas Review and founder of the nation's oldest and most esteemed Hispanic publishing house, Arte Publico Press.
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