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Norton Anthology

October 27, 2010

Friends, 

I finally have in my hands (well, on my desk) the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature.  Below is the overview from the WW Norton site.  You can see the table of contents from their site also.

 

 

A dazzling and definitive compendium of the Latino literary tradition.

This groundbreaking Norton Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Cuban-, Puerto Rican-, and Dominican-American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish-speaking countries. Under the general editorship of award-winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters to the Spanish crown by sixteenth-century conquistadors to the cutting-edge expressions of twenty-first-century cartoonistas and artists of reggaeton. In six chronological sections—Colonization, Annexation, Acculturation, Upheaval, Into the Mainstream, and Popular Traditions—it encompasses all genres, featuring such writers as José Martí, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina García, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Díaz. Twelve years in the making, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature sheds new light on “nuestra America” through a gathering of writing unprecedented in scope and vitality.

I plan on using this anthology in my Latino/a Literature course in the spring semester.  It will be the first time in ages that I’ve used an anthology–it’s so comprehensive, I couldn’t resist.

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