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Vicarious Returns and a Usable Past in The Agüero Sisters, Days of Awe, and Loving Che

Iraida H. López

in Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061030
eISBN:
9780813051307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061030.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 examines the vicarious returns appearing in novels by Cristina García, Achy Obejas, and Ana Menéndez, the first two writers among the youngest members of the one-and-a-half generation, and ... More


Sephardism in Latina Literature

Dalia Kandiyoti

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Recently, a number of Latina authors in the United States have reflected on their Sephardic heritage and experiences in the Americas either in public or in their writings. These authors, such as ... More


Dirty Girls, German Shepherds, and Puerto Rican Independentistas: “The Latino Imaginary” and the Case of Cuba

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses and addresses the sometimes uneasy fit that Cuban Americans have historically had with the imagined “Latino” collective. It looks at the ways in which various Cuban American ... More


The Fall of the Patriarchs

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the figure of the patriarch as dictator, analyzing how Cristina García’s King of Cuba interrogates the two main characters’ heteropatriarchal and hypermasculinist hero ... More


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