The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

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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.