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Literatures of the Americas

Mapping South American Latina/o Literature in the United States

Interviews with Contemporary Writers

Authors: Heredia, Juanita

  • Surveys a full scholarly and historical spectrum of South American descent authors in the U.S.
  • Sheds light on some less well-known U.S. Latina/o writers
  • Includes scholarly editorial introductions alongside the interviews
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About this book

This collection of interviews demonstrates that U.S. Latinas/os of South American background have contributed pioneering work to U.S. Latina/o literature and culture in the twenty-first century. In conversation with twelve significant authors of South American descent in the United States, Juanita Heredia reveals that, through their transnational experiences, they have developed multicultural identities throughout different regions and cities across the country. However, these authors' works also exemplify a return to their heritage in South America through memory and travel, often showing that they maintain strong cultural and literary ties across national borders. As such, they have created a new chapter in trans-American history by finding new ways of imagining South America from their formation and influences in the U.S.

About the authors

Juanita Heredia is Professor of Spanish at Northern Arizona University, USA. She is the author of Transnational Latina Narratives in the Twenty-first Century: The Politics of Gender, Race and Migrations (2009) and co-editor of Latina Self-Portraits: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers (2000). While she was a post-doctoral Fellow at UCLA she advanced work on her critical monograph, Transnational Latinas/os and the City: Negotiating Urban Experiences in Twenty-first Century Literature and Culture.

Reviews

“In this informative, engaging and pioneering book of interviews, a multigenerational group of contemporary US South American-Latino/a writers brilliantly describe some of the social, cultural, political and transnational nuances that define their personal stories of displacement, literary creativity, unique writing styles and trans-American imaginations. Juanita Heredia’s warm conversational style skilfully elicits fascinating explanations about how the writers'  multilingual and bicultural lives shaped their personal and literary journeys into the historical and contemporary realities of their heritage societies, while simultaneously contributing to their commitment to social activism as members of US Latino/a communities – an affirmation of their multiple belongings.  This is a "must-read" book for everyone interested in US Latina/o literature and in the transnational experiences of South American-Latina/os in the US today.” (Suzanne Oboler, John Jay College-City University of New York, USA)

“An accessible but critically enlightening book on the current U.S. literary landscape. The general intellectual will find it both a pleasurable and an informative book to read.” (Dr. Hector Enrique Calderon Valle, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mapping South American Latinidad in the United States

    Heredia, Juanita

    Pages 1-12

  • The Task of the Translator: Daniel Alarcón

    Heredia, Juanita

    Pages 13-29

  • Bridges Across Lima and Washington D.C.: Marie Arana

    Heredia, Juanita

    Pages 31-47

  • Dreaming in Brazilian: Kathleen De Azevedo

    Heredia, Juanita

    Pages 49-66

  • It Takes Two to Tango Across Montevideo and California: Carolina De Robertis

    Heredia, Juanita

    Pages 67-84

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72392-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72391-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping South American Latina/o Literature in the United States
Book Subtitle
Interviews with Contemporary Writers
Authors
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72392-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72392-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72391-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
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