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"Herencia" (meaning "inheritance" or "heritage") is an anthology which brings 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 a comprehensive literary collection, 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 Ida

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195138245
ISBN-10: 0195138244
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 175mm x 49mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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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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