HERRERA-SOBEK, MARęA & HELENA MARęA VIRAMONTES (EDITORS).
Title Chicana Creativity And Criticism: New Frontiers In American Literature.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition Second Edition.
Publisher University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2017.
Seller ID 91299X1
This provocative combination of original poetry, prose, criticism, and visual art documents the continuing growth of literature by and about Chicanas. Through innovative use of language and images, the artists represented here explore female sexuality, economic and social injustice, gender roles, and the contributions of critical theory. Chicana Creativity and Criticism, first published in 1988, includes poetry by Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucha Corpi, Evangelina Vigil-Pi–on, Denise Chavez, and Naomi Qui–onez; prose by Alma E. Cervantes, Helena Maria Viramontes, Roberta Fernandez, and Sheila Ortiz Taylor; criticism by Tey Diana Rebolledo, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Norma Alarcon, and Maria Herrera-Sobek; and art by Carmen Lomas Garza, Yreina Cervantez, and Laura Aguilar. 6.125 x 9.25 in,. 304 pages, 11 halftones. Maria Herrera-Sobek, Professor of Chicano Studies, is the Luis Leal Endowed Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Associate Director of the Center for Chicano Studies. She is co-organizing the East/West Chicano Institute to be held at Cornell University in conjunction with UCSB's Center for Chicano Studies. A renowned literary critic, poet, and folklore specialist, Dr. Herrera Sobek has published numerous books, articles and scholarly essays. Her books include The Bracero Experience: Elite Lore versus Folklore, Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song, and The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis. Helena Maria Viramontes is professor and Director of Creative Writing at Cornell University. ". . . an impressive collage that documents literature by and about Chicanas." -- American Literature "Through innovative use of language and images . . . This provocative combination of original poetry, prose, criticism, and visual art documents the continuing growth of literature by and about Chicanas." --Hispanic Outlook ". . . offers a genuine and symptomatic literary plenty . . . a stunning collage-canvas of a bound and exposed female upper torso set between the American and Mexican flags." -- The Year's Work
(Key Words: Chicana Literature, Literary Criticism, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Helena Maria Viramontes, Latino Studies, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucha Corpi, Evangelina Vigil-Pi–on, Denise Chavez, Naomi Qui–onez; Alma E. Cervantes, Roberta Fernandez, and Sheila Ortiz Taylor, Tey Diana Rebolledo, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Norma Alarcon, Carmen Lomas Garza, Yreina Cervantez, Laura Aguilar).