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Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature
  • Format
  • Authored by: Luz Elena Ramirez
  • From the Series: Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816060843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6084-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 810
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 448


Hispanic-American literature has a venerable history, but it has never been more important and popular than it is now. Containing more than 250 entries, Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature includes those authors and works that are an integral part of the high school and college literary canon, as well as those that are historically significant or gaining a reputation in today's literary circles.

Coverage includes:

  • Isabel Allende
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Rudolfo Anaya
  • Bless Me, Última
  • Chicano literature
  • Junot Díaz
  • Dominican-American literature
  • El Bronx Remembered
  • Cristina García
  • Oscar Hijuelos
  • Hispanic-American journalism
  • How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
  • Jose Martí
  • Pat Mora
  • Nuyorican Poets Café
  • Richard Rodriguez
  • and more.


Index. Appendix. Bibliographies. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Luz Elena Ramirez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas and is an associate professor of English at California State University in San Bernardino. She has published many scholarly articles on Hispanic-American literature.

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"All entries are concise and well written, offering quick and useful summaries of careers, concepts, and works...an excellent quick-study guide...would be useful for most types of libraries."




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