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Thinking En Espanol: Interviews with Critics of Chicanao Literature

Thinking En Espanol: Interviews with Critics of Chicanao Literature (Paperback)

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Thinking en espanol captures conversations with leading Chicana and Chicano literary critics. This unique book consists of interviews with founding members of Chicano criticism conducted by the author, Jesus Rosales, who, through his conversations with leaders such as Luis Leal, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Tey Diana Rebolledo, and Juan Rodriguez, shows the path of criticism from 1848 to the present. The twelve critics interviewed for this project share certain characteristics. For each one, Mexico plays an essential role in his or her personal and academic background, and each is bilingual and bicultural, having received formal literary education in Spanish graduate programs. As products of the working class, each scholar here shares a sense of social consciousness and commitment that lends an urgency to their desire to promote Chicano literature and culture at the local, regional, national, and international levels. They serve as a source of inspiration and commitment for future generations of scholars of Chicano literature and leave a lasting legacy of their own.

Thinking en espanol legitimizes Chicana/o criticism as an established discipline, and documents the works of some of the most important critics of Chicano literature at the turn of the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. This timely book immortalizes literary historical figures and documents the trajectory of Chicano criticism.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesHispanic & Latino studies Publisher: University of Arizona Press Publication Date: 30/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9780816531189  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jesus Rosales is an associate professor of Spanish at Arizona State University. He is the author of Alejandro Morales: Encuentro, Historia y Compromiso Social. He serves as the editor of the annual publication Puentes: Revista Mexico-Chicana de Literatura, Cultura y Arte.

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