The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

Harold Augenbraum (Editor) Edna Acosta-Belén (Editor)
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This groundbreaking Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, 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 the anthology encompasses diverse genres, and it features writers such as Jose Marti, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garcia, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Diaz. Thirteen 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."

Product Details

W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2011
5.97 X 2.23 X 9.13 inches | 3.88 pounds
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About the Author

Harold Augenbraum, the executive director of the National Book Foundation, is a noted author, editor, and translator. His works include the anthologies Growing Up Latino and Lengua Fresca, which were coedited with Ilan Stavans.

Edna Acosta-Belén is the Chair of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U. S. Latino Studies as well as the Director of the Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Gustavo Pérez Firmat is the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of several books of literary and cultural criticism, four collections of poetry, a novel, and a memoir. He divides his time between New York City and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans nació en México, en 1961. Cursó estudios de posgrado en la Universidad de Columbia, y ahora tiene la cátedra Lewis-Sebring de cultura latina y latinoamericana en Amherst College.


Nowhere else can scholars, teachers, and students find such a broad-ranging and accessible collection. . . . A crucial and eminently useful resource for any reader hoping to understand the stunning diversity of Latina/o experience and expression in the United States.--Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan
Imaginatively conceived, painstakingly executed, stunningly broad, profoundly stirring, endlessly engaging, this book can change the way the world thinks about America, and the way Americans think about themselves.--Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, University of Notre Dame
This book is an instant classic--a groundbreaking work in the making for thirteen years! There is no America without Latino doings and sufferings. And there is no American literature without Latino voices and visions!--Cornel West, Princeton University
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature will be for Latinos what The Norton Anthology of African American Literature has been for African Americans: a celebration of a culture that has been yearning to sing itself into the canon.--Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University