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U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish: Claiming Its Rightful Place

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Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

Abstract

Contemporary U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish remains an understudied field despite the fact that a vibrant corpus exists. The essays focus on the post-1960 era and is a departure point to start a meaningful discourse about what it means to write and publish in Spanish in the United States. The key emphasis in these writings is the literary production in a language that is both emotionally and politically charged. Literary production in Spanish in the United States by Latinx authors is a strategic choice; it belongs to Latinxs, and it belongs to the United States. It is not only an attempt to include Spanish texts of the United States in the larger corpus of U.S. Latino texts but also into the study of literature written in Spanish, irrespective of origin.

Keywords

Spanish literature of the U.S. New Latino Boom Spanish publishing in the U.S. Language identity U.S. Latinx literature (OR US Latina literature, US Latino literature, US Latina/o literature) Post 1960s Latinx literature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Georgian Court UniversityLakewoodUSA
  3. 3.Queens University of CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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