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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


Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora

Iraida H. López

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061030
eISBN:
9780813051307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since 1979, when travel to Cuba from the United States opened up, thousands of Cuban Americans have visited the island on a short-term basis to reunite with their families and reacquaint themselves ... 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


The Caribbean Difference: Imagining Trans-Status Communities

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 extends the analysis of a developing, constructed sense of group identity around issues of the trauma of illegality by looking at fiction by Caribbean Latino/a writers. Drawing on Anthony ... More


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