Must Have Book: The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

I was lucky enough to get a preview of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature by Ilan Stavans, Edna Acosta-Belén, Harold Augenbraum, María Herrera-Sobek, et al. earlier this summer, and, I was so glad. This is a must have for any Latino household or literature loving reader. Consider it not a compendium but a treasury of Latino thought and writing.

A dazzling and definitive compendium of the Latino literary tradition.
This groundbreaking Norton Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers
from Chicano, Cuban-, Puerto Rican-, 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—it encompasses all genres, featuring such writers as José Martí, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos,
Cristina García, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Díaz.

Twelve 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.

On the Making of Latino Literature
Q&A about the book with the editor
More: Stray questions for ilan stavans
Listen at NPR: The Accents of Latino Literature

 In NYC? Don’t miss the Presentation of The Norton Anthology of Latino
Literature

Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Americas Society: 680 Park Avenue New York, NY

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