Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review: Vanessa Pérez Rosario's "Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration" - By Charlie Vázquez (Latino Book Forum)

The essays collected in this volume by Vanessa Pérez Rosario--who also contributed with an essay on Julia de Burgos--dissect the lives and works of José Martí, Juan Bosch, Julia Alvarez, Junot Díaz, Achy Obejas, Manuel Ramos Otero, Zoé Valdés, Chrisopher John Farley, Jesús Colón and a few others, discussing nostalgia for island origins, interracial tensions, the roots of Nuyorico, crypto-Judaism, queer desire, intergenerational issues, American interventions, dictatorships, revolutions, and so much more ... read more

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