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  • March 2011
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The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

College Edition

Paperback

Ilan Stavans (General Editor, Amherst College), Edna Acosta-Belén (Editor, University at Albany, SUNY), Harold Augenbraum (Editor, National Book Foundation), María Herrera-Sobek (Editor, University of California, Santa Barbara), Rolando Hinojosa (Editor, University of Texas, Austin), Gustavo Pérez Firmat (Editor, Columbia University)

Overview | For Instructors
 

A dazzling and definitive compendium of the Latino literary tradition.

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 reggaetón. 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 José Martí, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina García, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Díaz. Thirteen years in the making, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature sheds new light on "nuestra América" through a gathering of writing unprecedented in scope and vitality.

Endorsements & Reviews

“This book is an instant classic—a groundbreaking work in the making for thirteen years! There is no America without Latino doings and sufferings. And there is no American literature without Latino voices and visions!” — Cornel West, Princeton University

The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature will be for Latinos what The Norton Anthology of African American Literature has been for African Americans: a celebration of a culture that has been yearning to sing itself into the canon.” — Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University

“Nowhere else can scholars, teachers, and students find such a broad-ranging and accessible collection. . . . A crucial and eminently useful resource for any reader hoping to understand the stunning diversity of Latina/o experience and expression in the United States.” — Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan

“Imaginatively conceived, painstakingly executed, stunningly broad, profoundly stirring, endlessly engaging, this book can change the way the world thinks about America, and the way Americans think about themselves.” — Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, University of Notre Dame

Comprehensive, with 201 Writers from Diverse Genres

 Genres include poetry, short fiction, drama, novels, manifestos, memoirs, journals, and letters. Two novels and three plays are included in their entirety.

Contemporary Emphasis; Historical Breadth

 Most of the anthology (2,000 of 2,500 pages) is devoted to literature since 1945, a balance that mirrors the dramatic growth of Latino writing in recent decades. However, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature also provides crucial historical background through a wealth of earlier writing, some of it never before translated or anthologized.

Popular Dimensions

 Because the roots of Latino culture reach back to tribal raconteurs of pre-Columbian times, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature includes a segment on popular traditions as they are spoken, sung, performed, and cartooned. The anthology contains selections from graphic novels, teatro popular, and popular music—salsa by Celia Cruz, meringue, corridos (Mexican ballads) and narcocorridos (ballads about the exploits of drug traffickers), Latin pop by Ricky Martin—as well as traditional folktales, ballads, sayings, and jokes.

Trusted Norton Anthology Apparatus

 Carefully prepared section introductions, author headnotes, annotations, maps, bibliographies, and appendixes—a chronology, a selection of historical documents, and a cluster of influential essays by Latin American writers—help students understand and enjoy the selections. Two tables of contents—by chronology and by national subgroup—give instructors increased flexibility in designing their courses.

     

    ALTERNATE TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PREFACE

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    INTRODUCTION: THE SEARCH FOR WHOLENESS

    COLONIZATION: 1537–1810

    FRAY BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS (1484–1566)

    • The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account
      • Hispaniola
      • That Part of the Mainland Called Florida

    ÁLVAR NÚÑEZ CABEZA DE VACA (ca. 1490–ca. 1560)

    •  Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition
      • Chapter 1: When the Fleet Left Spain and the Men Who
             Went with It
      • Chapter 2: How the Governor Came to Xagua and Brought a
             Pilot with Him
      • Chapter 3: How We Arrived in Florida
      • Chapter 4: How We Went to the Interior
      • Chapter 19: How the Indians Separated Us
      • Chapter 20: How We Fled
      • Chapter 21: How We Cured Several Sick People
      • Chapter 22: How the Following Day They Brought Other
             Sick People
      • Chapter 25: How Ready the Indians Are with Weapons
      • Chapter 26: On Nations and Languages

    FRAY MARCOS DE NIZA (ca. 1495–1558)

    • From Narrative of Fray Marcos de Niza

    HERNANDO DE SOTO (ca. 1496–1542)

    • Letter of Hernando de Soto at Tampa Bay to the Justice and
           Board of Magistrates in Santiago de Cuba

    PEDRO CASTAÑEDA DE NÁJERA (ca. 1512–death unknown)

    • Narrative of the Expedition of Coronado
      • Chapter 9: Of How the Army Started from Culiacán and the
             Arrival of the General at Cíbola, and of the Army at Señora
             and of Other Things That Happened
      • Chapter 15: Of Why Tiguex Revolted, and How They Were
             Punished, without Being to Blame for It

    JUAN DE CASTELLANOS (1522–1607)

    • Revolt of the Borinqueños

    “EL INCA” GARCILASO DE LA VEGA (ca. 1539–1616)

    • The Florida of the Inca
      • Book 2, Part 1
        • Chapter 24: How They Seized Vitachuco. The Outbreak
               of the Battle Which Occurred between the Spaniards
               and the Indians
        • Chapter 25: The Gradual Surrender of the Conquered
               Indians, and the Constancy of Seven of Them
      • Book 3
        • Chapter 10: The Mistress of Cofachiqui Comes to Talk with
               the Governor, Offering Him Both Provisions and Passage
               for His Army

    SEBASTIÁN VIZCAÍNO (1548–1624)

    • Diary of Sebastián Vizcaíno
      • Chapter 11: Departure from the Bay of the Eleven Thousand
             Virgins and Arrival at the Port of San Diego
      • Chapter 12: Departure from the Port of San Diego and Arrival
             at the Island of Santa Catalina

    JUAN DE OÑATE (1550–1626)

    • Letter Written by Don Juan de Oñate from New Mexico to the
           Viceroy, the Count of Monterey, on March 2, 1599
    • Account of the Discovery of the Buffalo [Written by Juan
           Gutiérrez Bocanegra, Oñate’s Secretary]

    GASPAR PÉREZ DE VILLAGRÁ (ca. 1555–1620)

    • The History of New Mexico
      • Canto 1
      • Canto 2
      • Canto 14

    FRAY EUSEBIO FRANCISCO KINO (1645–1711)

    • [Memoir of Pimería Alta]
      • From Book 1: First Entry into Pimería, and the Beginnings
             of Its Spiritual and Temporal Conquest, and of Its
             Conversion to Our Holy Catholic Fait
        • Chapter 1: Because of the Suspension of the Conquest
               and Conversion of California, Two Alms Are Asked for and
               Obtained from the Royal Treasury for Two Missionary
               Fathers for This Coast and Mainland Nearest to
               California
        • Chapter 2: Royal Provision and Royal Cédula Which Favor
               the New Conversions
        • Chapter 3: My Arrival at These Missions of Sonora, and
               My First Entry into This Pimería, with the Father Visitor,
               Manuel Gonzales
        • Chapter 4: Expedition to San Ygnacio de Caborica, San Joseph
               de Los Himiris, and Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios
        • Chapter 5: First Opposition Experienced in This New
               Conversion
        • Chapter 6: Second Opposition and Discord Sown in Pimería
      • Book 2: Visit and Triennium of the Father Visitor Juan María
             Salvatierra, 1690, 1691, 1692
        • Chapter 7: Second and Third Expeditions to the Sea of 
               California
        • Chapter 8: Expedition or Mission to the North and
               Northwest for More than One Hundred Leagues,
               as Far as to the Rio Grande and the Casa Grande, and
               the Discovery of the Two New Nations, the Opa and
               the Cocomaricopa
      • Book 3: Arrival of the Venerable Father Francisco Xavier Saeta
             at These New Conversions; His Apostolic Fervor, Work,
             Zeal, and Holy Letters; His Glorious, Innocent Death; and
             Various Letters Prophetic of the Great Fruit of These
             Conversions
        • Chapter 8: Last Letter of Most Tender Farewell from the
               Venerable Father
        • Chapter 9: Concerning Three Other Murders Committed 
               in San Pedro del Tubutama
        • Chapter 10: Happy and Glorious Death of the Venerable
               Father Francisco Xavier Saeta and of His Four Servants,
               and the Plundering of His House
        • Chapter 11: Expedition of the Garrison of This Province of 
               Sonora to Punish the Delinquents and to Remove the
               Body of the Venerable Father
        • Chapter 12: Second and New Expedition of the Garrison
               and New and Greater Disturbance than Before 128

    FRAY JUNÍPERO SERRA (1713–1784)

    • Letter to Fray Juan Andrés
    • Letter to Francisco Carlos de Croix

    FRAY JUAN CRESPI (1721–1782)

    • Letter to Fray Francisco Palóu

    JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA (1736–1788)

    • From Diary of Governor de Anza’s Expedition against the 
           Comanche Nation, August 15–September 10, 1779

    ANNEXATIONS: 1811–1898

    FÉLIX VARELA (1787–1853)

    • Letters to Elpidio
      • Final Observations on the Humor of Irreligious Masks
      • Civil Religion in the United States
      • On the Quakers

    EULALIA PÉREZ (ca. 1780–death unknown)

    • An Old Woman Remembers

    ANTONIO MARÍA OSIO Y HIGUERA (1800–1878)

    • The History of Alta California
      • From Chapter 8

    GASPAR BETANCOURT CISNEROS (1803–1866)

    • Letter from Lugareño

    JOSÉ MARÍA HEREDIA (1803–1839)

    • Ode to Niagara

    FRONTIER MEMOIRS

    JUAN NEPOMUCENO SEGUÍN (1806–1890)

    • From Personal Memoirs of John N. Seguín, 1834–42

    JOSÉ POLICARPO RODRÍGUEZ (1829–1914)

    • The Old Guide
      • Chapter 1: Boyhood Days
      • Chapter 2: Surveying

    ANDREW GARCÍA (1855?–1943)

    • Tough Trip through Paradise 1878–1879
      • Chapter 34: Murder of John Hays

    SOUTHWESTERN NEWSPAPER POETRY

    JUAN B. HIJAR Y JARO (dates unknown)

    • Heaven Hands Us Our Fate

    J. M. VIGIL (dates unknown)

    • Love and Friendship

    JOSÉ RÓMULO RIBERA (birth unknown–1917)

    • Homeland and Home

    LUIS A. TORRES (dates unknown)

    • Philosophical Truths

    LUIS TAFOYA aka X.X.X. (1851–1922)

    • Same as Usual
    • To New Mexico

    RAMÓN EMETERIO BETANCES (1827–1898)

    • Arriba, Puerto Ricans!
    • You Shall Be Free
    • Remembrances of a Revolutionary
      1. [Against Spanish Despotism]
      2. Tenth of October
      3. Realized Dream

    MARÍA AMPARO RUIZ DE BURTON (1832–1895)

    • The Squatter and the Don
      • Chapter 1
        • Squatter Darrell Reviews the Past
        • The Don’s View of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS (1839–1903)

    • League of Puerto Rican Patriots
    • Fragment from Diary

    LOLA RODRÍGUEZ DE TIÓ (1843–1924)

    • The Song of Borinquen
    • A Cuba
      • Cuba and Puerto Rico

    SOTERO FIGUEROA (1851–1923)

    • Speech Confirming the Proclamation of the Cuban
      • Revolutionary Party
    • Cubans and Puerto Ricans

    JOSÉ MARTÍ (1853–1895)

    • Coney Island
    • Love in the City
    • The Charleston Earthquake
    • Two Homelands
    • Our America

    MANUEL M. SALAZAR (1854–1911)

    • The Story of a Wayfarer, or Gervacio and Aurora
      • Chapter 19

    LUIS MUÑOZ RIVERA (1859–1916)

    • Northward Ho!
    • Speech Given to the House of Representatives

    MIGUEL ANTONIO OTERO JR. (1859–1944)

    • My Nine Years as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico,
           1897–1906
      • From Chapter 8: The Folsom Train Robberies

    FRANCISCO GONZALO “PACHÍN” MARÍN (1863–1897)

    • New York from Within: One Aspect of Its Bohemian Life
    • The Rag

    FABIO FIALLO (1866–1942)

    • Plenilunio
    • Golgotha Rose
    • Profane Rhyme

    JOSÉ ESCOBAR (dates unknown)

    • Literary Progress in New Mexico

    JESSE PÉREZ (1870–1927)

    • From Memoirs

    JULIO G. ARCE aka JORGE ULICA (1870–1926)

    • The Spanish Plague

    THE CHACÓN FAMILY

    EUSEBIO CHACÓN (1869–1948)

    • The Calm after the Storm

    FELIPE MAXIMILIANO CHACÓN (1873–1949)

    • To Señora Adelina Otero-Warren
    • Don Julio Berlanga

    ISIDORO ARMIJO (1871–1949)

    • Sixty Minutes in Hell

    ACCULTURATION: 1899–1945

    ARTHUR A. SCHOMBURG (1874–1938)

    • The Negro Digs Up His Past
    • Juan Latino

    LEONOR VILLEGAS DE MAGNÓN (1876–1955)

    • The Rebel
      • The Rebel Is a Girl

    CLEOFAS M. JARAMILLO (1878–1956)

    • Romance of a Little Village Girl
      • Chapter 3: Pleasant Outings
      • Chapter 20: The Territory Becomes a State

    DANIEL VENEGAS (ca. 1880–ca. 1935)

    • The Adventures of Don Chipote: or, A Sucker’s Tale
      • Chapter 1
      • Chapter 2
      • Chapter 3

    ADELINA “NINA” OTERO-WARREN (1881–1965)

    • Old Spain in Our Southwest
      • An Old Spanish Hacienda

    WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883–1963)

    • Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!
    • Apology
    • Sub Terra
    • In the American Grain
      • The Fountain of Eternal Youth
    • Autobiography
      • Chapter 4: Pop and Mother

    BERNARDO VEGA (1885–1965)

    • Puerto Rican Migration to the United States
    • Memoirs of Bernardo Vega
      1. From My Hometown Cayey to San Juan, and How I
             Arrived in New York without a Watch
      2. The Trials and Tribulations of an Emigrant in the Iron
             Tower of Babel on the Eve of World War I
      3. Proletarians Extend a Hand, but Hunger Pinches and
             There Is No Remedy but to Work in a Weapons
             Factory

    VICENTE J. BERNAL (1888–1915)

    • Elvira by the Stream
    • To —

    PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS (1891–1965)

    • Observations on the Brookings Institution Report

    MARÍA CRISTINA MENA (1893–1965)

    • The Emotions of María Concepción
    • The Birth of the God of War

    FABIOLA CABEZA DE BACA GILBERT (ca. 1894–1991)

    • We Fed Them Cactus
      • II: El Cuate
        • 3. The Rodeo
        • 4. Fiesta at San Hilario

    LUIS MUÑOZ MARÍN (1898–1980)

    • The Sad Case of Porto Rico
    • Speech

    JESÚS COLÓN (1901–1974)

    • A Puerto Rican in New York and Other Sketches
      • The Mother, the Young Daughter, Myself, and All of Us
      • Grandma, Please Don’t Come!
    • The Way It Was and Other Writings
      • The Two United States
      • The Jewish People and Us
      • My Wife Doesn’t Work

    FELIPE ALFAU (1902–1999)

    • Locos: A Comedy of Gestures
      • Identity

    JOSÉ DÁVILA SEMPRIT (1902–1958)

    • The United States
    • One of Many

    EUGENIO FLORIT (1903–1999)

    • In the Big City
    • The Lonely Poets of Manhattan
    • Portrait of a Man Alone
    • Out of the Snow

    JOVITA GONZÁLEZ DE MIRELES (1904–1983)

    • The Bullet-Swallower

    ERNESTO GALARZA (1905–1984)

    • Barrio Boy
      • From Part One: In a Mountain Village
      • Part Five: On the Edge of the Barrio

    LUIS LEAL (1907–2010)

    • In Search of Aztlán

    FRAY ANGÉLICO CHÁVEZ (1910–1996)

    • New Mexico Triptych
      • Hunchback Madonna

    JOSEFINA NIGGLI (1910–1983)

    • Mexican Village
      • From The Quarry

    UPHEAVAL: 1946–1979

    JULIA DE BURGOS (1914–1953)

    • To Julia de Burgos
    • Ay, Ay, Ay of the Kinky-Haired Negress
    • Pentachrome
    • Río Grande de Loíza
    • Song to the Hispanic People of America and the World
    • Canto to the Free Federation
    • Farewell in Welfare Island

    AMÉRICO PAREDES (1915–1999)

    • With His Pistol in His Hand
      1. The Country

    GUILLERMO COTTO-THORNER (1916–1983)

    • Tropic in Manhattan
      • Two Arrivals

    RENÉ MARQUÉS (1919–1979)

    • The Oxcart
      • Act 3
    • From The Docile Puerto Rican: Literature and Psychological
      • Reality
    • The Function of the Puerto Rican Writer Today

    SABINE R. ULIBARRÍ (1919–2003)

    • My Grandma Smoked Cigars
    • El Apache

    JOSÉ YGLESIAS (1919–1995)

    • Home Again
      • From Chapter 1

    JOSÉ ANTONIO VILLARREAL (b. 1924)

    • Pocho
      • Part 1

    MARIO SUÁREZ (1925–1998)

    • El Hoyo
    • Señor Garza

    JOSÉ LUIS GONZÁLEZ (1926–1994)

    • The Night We Became People Again
    • Bernardo Vega: A Fighter and His People

    CÉSAR CHÁVEZ (1927–1993)

    • We Shall Overcome
    • Jesus’s Friendship
    • An Organizer’s Tale
    • Rufino Contreras
    • What Is Democracy?

    NASH CANDELARIA (b. 1928)

    • Memories of the Alhambra
      • Chapter 1
      • Chapter 2

    RODOLFO “CORKY” GONZALES (1928–2005)

    • I Am Joaquín

    PEDRO JUAN SOTO (1928–2002)

    • Spiks
      • The Innocents
      • The Champ
      • Scribbles
      • Bayaminiña

    PIRI THOMAS (b. 1928)

    • Down These Mean Streets
      • Alien Turf
    • The Konk

    RICHARD VÁZQUEZ (1928–1994)

    • Chicano
      • Chapter 1

    ROLANDO HINOJOSA (b. 1929)

    • Becky and Her Friends

    MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS (b. 1930)

    • Fefu and Her Friends

    ROSARIO MORALES and AURORA LEVINS MORALES 
            (b. 1930 and b. 1954)

    • Getting Home Alive
      • I Am What I Am (RM)
      • Child of the Americas (ALM)
      • Puertoricanness (ALM)
      • Ending Poem (RM and ALM)

    JAIME CARRERO (b. 1931)

    • Neo Rican Lesson

    ABELARDO “LALO” DELGADO (1931–2004)

    • From The Chicano Movement: Some Not Too Objective
           Observations

    HEBERTO PADILLA (1932–2000)

    • The Gift
    • A Remembrance of Wallace Stevens in Florida
    • Man on the Edge
    • Princeton Cemetery
    • Song of the Prodigal Son

    JACK AGÜEROS (b. 1934)

    • Halfway to Dick and Jane: A Puerto Rican Pilgrimage
    • Sonnet for 1950
    • Sonnet: The History of Puerto Rico

    JOHN RECHY (b. 1934)

    • City of Night
      • City of Night
      • Mr King: Between Two Lions

    OSCAR “ZETA” ACOSTA (1935–1974)

    • The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
      • Chapter 6

    NICHOLASA MOHR (b. 1935)

    • Nilda
      • May, 1945
    • The Wrong Lunch Line: Early Spring 1946
    • Aunt Rosana’s Rocker (Zoraida)
    • A Journey toward a Common Ground: The Struggle 
           and Identity of Hispanics in the U.S.A.

    TOMÁS RIVERA (1935–1984)

    • This Migrant Earth

    LUIS RAFAEL SÁNCHEZ (b. 1936)

    • The Airbus
    • The New Yorkian Quartet

    ESTELA PORTILLO TRAMBLEY (1936–1999)

    • The Paris Gown

    RUDOLFO A. ANAYA (b. 1937)

    • The Apple Orchard
    • Bless Me, Ultima
      • Chapter Uno
      • Chapter Dos
    • Bendíceme, América

    LOURDES CASAL (1938–1981)

    • Hudson in Winter
    • For Ana Veldford
    • Conversation in a Train Station with an Old Man Who Speaks
           Spanish

    ROSARIO FERRÉ (b. 1938)

    • The House on the Lagoon
      • Thanksgiving Day, 1936
    • Writing in Between

    ARTURO ISLAS (1938–1991)

    • The Rain God
      • Judgment Day

    MARY HELEN PONCE (b. 1938)

    • Hoyt Street
      • 13011 Hoyt Street

    JOSÉ ANTONIO BURCIAGA (1940–1996)

    • Spilling the Beans
      • Spilling the Beans
      • The Honorable Senator Ralph W. Yarborough
      • What’s in a Spanish Name?
      • Bilingual Cognates

    JOSÉ KOZER (b. 1940)

    • Diaspora
    • Nimia
    • First & last
    • The final journey

    LUIS VALDEZ (b. 1940)

    • Zoot Suit

    VICTOR VILLASEÑOR (b. 1940)

    • The Greatest Christmas Gift

    RICARDO SÁNCHEZ (1941–1995)

    • Indict Amerika
    • Stream
    • Teresa, last night
    • Fridays Belong to Friends, Sometimes
    • And Would That I Could

    THE NUYORICAN POETS

    MIGUEL ALGARÍN (b. 1941)

    • A Mongo Affair
    • Nuyorican Literature
    • Nuyorican Angel of Despair
    • forGet
    • Hiram Morales

    PEDRO PIETRI (1944–2004)

    • Puerto Rican Obituary 
    • The Broken English Dream

    JOSÉ ANGEL FIGUEROA (b. 1946)

    • Boricua
    • Cowboynomics

    MIGUEL PIÑERO (1946–1988)

    • Short Eyes
      • Act 1
    • A Lower East Side Poem
    • This Is Not the Place Where I Was Born

    SANDRA MARÍA ESTEVES (b. 1948)

    • Here
    • Puerto Rican Discovery #3: Not Neither

    TATO LAVIERA (b. 1950)

    • my graduation speech
    • asimilao
    • AmeRícan
    • lady liberty

    JESÚS “PAPOLETO” MELÉNDEZ (b. 1951)

    • of a butterfly in el barrio or a stranger in paradise

    SAN ANTONIO WOMEN POETS

    ANGELA DE HOYOS (1940–2009)

    • La Malinche to Cortés and Vice Versa
    • La Vie: I Never Said It Was Simple

    EVANGELINA VIGIL-PIÑÓN (b. 1949)

    • apprenticeship
    • crimson the color
    • corazón en la palma

    CARMEN TAFOLLA (b. 1951)

    • Compliments
    • Marked
    • Letter to Ti
    • To Split a Human: Mitos, Machos y la Mujer Chicana
      • Chapter 3: Myths, Machos and the Movies: Will the
             Real Chicana Please Stand Up?

    PUERTO RICAN YOUNG LORDS

    IRIS MORALES (b. 1948)

    • ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE!: The Young Lords

    PABLO GUZMÁN (b. 1951)

    • La Vida Pura: A Lord of the Barrio

    INTO THE MAINSTREAM: 1980–PRESENT

    TINO VILLANUEVA (b. 1941)

    • Cycle Bound
    • Scene from the Movie Giant
    • My Certain Burn toward Pale Ashes
    • Catharsis
    • Voice over Time
    • At the Holocaust Museum: Washington, D.C.

    ISABEL ALLENDE (b. 1942)

    • Paula
      • From Part 1: December 1991 to May 1992

    GLORIA ANZALDÚA (1942–2004)

    • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
      1. The Homeland, Aztlán: El otro México
      2. Movimientos de rebeldía y las culturas que traicionan

    ARIEL DORFMAN (b. 1942)

    • Heading South, Looking North
      • 2: A Chapter Dealing with the Discovery of Life and
             Language at an Early Age

    REINALDO ARENAS (1943–1990)

    • Mona
    • Before Night Falls
      • Mariel

    DOLORES PRIDA (b. 1943)

    • Coser y cantar: A One-Act Bilingual Fantasy for Two Women

    EDWARD RIVERA (1944–2001)

    • Family Installments
      • 7: In Black Turf

    RICHARD RODRIGUEZ (b. 1944)

    • Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
      • Part 1: Aria
    • Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father
      • Chapter 2: Late Victorians
    • Brown: The Last Discovery of America
      • Preface

    ALMA LUZ VILLANUEVA (b. 1944)

    • bitch bitch bitch bitch
    • Delicious Death
    • Warrior in the Sand
    • Even the Eagles Must Gather

    LUCHA CORPI (b. 1945)

    • Winter Song
    • Day’s Work
    • Undocumented Anguish
    • Sonata in Two Voices

    OCTAVIO ARMAND (b. 1946)

    • Braille for Left Hand
    • Poem with Dusk
    • Poetry as Eruv

    RENÉ ALOMÁ (1947–1986)

    • A Little Something to Ease the Pain

    ALBERTO BALTAZAR HEREDIA URISTA aka ALURISTA 
                    (b. 1947)

    • a bone
    • labyrinth of scarred hearts
    • sometime war
    • as our barrio turns . . . who the yoke b on?
      • juan

    LUZ MARÍA UMPIERRE-HERRERA (b. 1947)

    • Immanence
    • No Hatchet Job

    DENISE CHÁVEZ (b. 1948)

    • Face of an Angel
      • Chapter 1: A Long Story
      • Chapter 2: The Sleepwalker
      • Chapter 4: Are You Wearing a Bra?

    JUAN FELIPE HERRERA (b. 1948)

    • Exiles
    • Literary Asylums
    • Quentino

    PABLO MEDINA (b. 1948)

    • Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood
      • Arrival: 1960
    • Calle de la Amargura
    • Nothing Nietzsche
    • The Return of Felix Nogara
      • From Chapter 7
    • A Dictionary of Guatemalan Bird Calls

    ESMERALDA SANTIAGO (b. 1948)

    • When I Was Puerto Rican
      • The American Invasion of Macún
    • Island of Lost Causes

    SHEREZADA “CHIQUI” VICIOSO (b. 1948)

    • Perspectives
    • Haiti

    VÍCTOR HERNÁNDEZ CRUZ (b. 1949)

    • The Latest Latin Dance Craze
    • Lunequisticos
    • Poema Chicano
    • Cantinflas
    • Is It Certain or Is It Not Certain: Caso Maravilla

    JAIME MANRIQUE (b. 1949)

    • Latin Moon in Manhattan
      • Chapter 1: Little Colombia, Jackson Heights

    JULIA ALVAREZ (b. 1950)

    • How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
      • Daughter of Invention
    • Entre Lucas y Juan Mejía
    • Bilingual Sestina
    • ¡Yo!
      • The Sisters

    DAGOBERTO GILB (b. 1950)

    • Look on the Bright Side
    • Down in the West Texas Town

    CARLOS M. N. EIRE (b. 1951)

    • Waiting for Snow in Havana
      • Chapter 1
      • Chapter 27
      • Chapter 14

    ROBERTO G. FERNÁNDEZ (b. 1951)

    • Raining Backwards
      • Retrieving Varadero
    • Holy Radishes!
      • The Last Supper

    FRANKLIN GUTIÉRREZ (b. 1951)

    • Helen

    OSCAR HIJUELOS (b. 1951)

    • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
      • Chapter 1
    • Mr. Ives’ Christmas
      • On Madison and Forty-First Street

    JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA (b. 1952)

    • From Violence to Peace
    • A Place to Stand
      • Chapter 1
      • Chapter 2
    • Sixteen
    • ChicaIndio

    PAT MORA (b. 1952)

    • A Child, a Child
    • La dulcería
    • Coatlicue’s Rules: Advice from an Aztec Goddess
    • Malinche’s Tips: Pique from Mexico’s Mother
    • Consejos de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: Counsel from the
           Brown Virgin

    CHERRÍE MORAGA (b. 1952)

    • Giving Up the Ghost: Teatro in Two Acts

    JUDITH ORTIZ COFER (b. 1952)

    • The Story of My Body
    • The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica
    • The Chameleon
    • Hostages to Fortune
    • To a Daughter I Cannot Console
    • Anniversary
    • The Gift of a Cuento
    • And May He Be Bilingual

    ALBERTO ÁLVARO RÍOS (b. 1952)

    • Morning
    • The Man Who Became Old
    • Mayates
    • The Iguana Killer

    GARY SOTO (b. 1952)

    • The Level at Which the Sky Begins
    • How an Uncle Became Gray
    • At the Cantina
    • Catalina Treviño Is Really from Heaven
    • What Are You Speaking?
    • The Charity of La Señora Lara
    • Nickel and Dime
      • We Ain’t Asking Much

    GIANNINA BRASCHI (b. 1953)

    • From Yo-Yo Boing!
    • Pelos en la lengua

    ANA CASTILLO (b. 1953)

    • The Mixquiahuala Letters
      • Letter 7
      • Letter 15
      • Letter 21
    • The Guardians
      • From Regina

    EDUARDO MACHADO (b. 1953)

    • Broken Eggs
      • From Act 1

    KATHLEEN ALCALÁ (b. 1954)

    • Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist
      • Flora’s Complaint
      • Amalia

    LORNA DEE CERVANTES (b. 1954)

    • Refugee Ship
    • Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway

    FRANCISCO GOLDMAN (b. 1954)

    • The Ordinary Seaman
      • Chapter 3

    ELÍAS MIGUEL MUÑOZ (b. 1954)

    • From the Land of Machos: Journey to Oz with My Father

    MICHAEL NAVA (b. 1954)

    • How Town
      • Chapter 1

    RICARDO PAU-LLOSA (b. 1954)

    • Dos Ríos
    • Frutas
    • Dulce
    • Charada China
    • Return to Havana

    LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ (b. 1954)

    • Always Running: La vida loca
      • Chapter 1

    HELENA MARÍA VIRAMONTES (b. 1954)

    • Under the Feet of Jesus
      • From Chapter 2

    WRITERS OF LATINIDAD

    SILVIA CURBELO (b. 1955)

    • Summer Storm
    • If You Need a Reason

    CECILIA RODRÍGUEZ MILANÉS (b. 1961)

    • Muchacha (After Jamaica)

    ADRIÁN CASTRO (b. 1967)

    • In the Tradition of Returning

    RICHARD BLANCO (b. 1968)

    • Palmita Mía
    • Havanasis
    • Mother Picking Produce

    SANDRA M. CASTILLO (b. 1968)

    • Looking South

    GUILLERMO GÓMEZ-PEÑA (b. 1955)

    • Documented/Undocumented

    CARLOS MORTON (b. 1955)

    • The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales

    JOSÉ RIVERA (b. 1955)

    • The House of RamÓn Iglesia

    LUIS ALBERTO URREA (b. 1955)

    • A Lake of Sleeping Children
    • The Devil’s Highway: A True Story
      • From Chapter 1: The Rules of the Game

    ROBERTO VALERO (1955–1994)

    • Roberto
    • Phone Call
    • Exile
    • Islands Are Evil and Nobody Knows It

    RUTH BEHAR (b. 1956)

    • From Juban América
    • The Hebrew Cemetery of Guabanacoa

    SUSANA CHÁVEZ-SILVERMAN (b. 1956)

    • Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories
      • Killer Crónica

    DIONISIO MARTÍNEZ (b. 1956)

    • History as a Second Language
    • In a Duplex Near the San Andreas Fault
    • Je te veux
    • The Cultivation of Orchids

    ACHY OBEJAS (b. 1956)

    • Wrecks

    MARTÍN ESPADA (b. 1957)

    • Revolutionary Spanish Lesson
    • Niggerlips
    • Imagine the Angels of Bread
    • My Name Is Espada
    • Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100
    • The Republic of Poetry

    ROLANDO PÉREZ (b. 1957)

    • New York Movie
    • Hotel Room
    • Summer Evening
    • First Experience
    • Canto 10

    CAROLINA HOSPITAL (b. 1957)

    • How the Cubans Stole Miami

    CRISTINA GARCÍA (b. 1958)

    • Dreaming in Cuban
      • Ocean Blue
      • The Meaning of Shells
    • The Agüero Sisters
      • Dulce Fuerte

    ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA (b. 1958)

    • Sor Juana’s Second Dream
      • Bishop’s Pawn

    NILO CRUZ (b. 1959)

    • Anna in the Tropics

    DEMETRIA MARTÍNEZ (b. 1960)

    • Fragmentos/Fragments
    • The Devil’s Workshop
    • Ars Poetica

    ABRAHAM RODRIGUEZ (b. 1961)

    • The Boy without a Flag

    RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ (b. 1962)

    • The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City
           and Beyond
      • A Death in the Family
      • Manifesto
    • Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
      • Prologue: The Passion

    VIRGIL SUÁREZ (b. 1962)

    • Tea Leaves, Caracoles, Coffee Beans
    • Ricochet
    • Floridiana
    • The Trouble with Some Words in English
    • Cucuyo Ghazal Razzmatazz
    • Orthography
    • What We Choose of Exile

    RAFAEL CAMPO (b. 1963)

    • Elise
    • Miss Key West, 1990
    • A Poet’s Education
    • I Am Mrs. Lorca
    • The Changing Face of AIDS

    JUNOT DÍAZ (b. 1968)

    • Ysrael
    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
      • From Chapter 1: GhettoNerd at the End of the World:
             1974–1987

    ANA MENÉNDEZ (b. 1970)

    • In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

    WILLIE PERDOMO (b. 1971)

    • Nigger-Reecan Blues
    • Brother Lo
    • New Boogaloo

    MANUEL MUÑOZ (b. 1975)

    • Zigzagger

    DANIEL ALARCÓN (b. 1977)

    • War by Candlelight

    MARÍA TERESA “MARIPOSA” FERNÁNDEZ (b. 1977)

    • Boricua Butterfly
    • Ode to the Diasporican
    • Poem for My Grifa-Rican Sistah Or Broken Ends Broken Promises

    POPULAR DIMENSIONS

    DICHOS

    CHISTES

    CARTOONISTAS

    GUS ARRIOLA (1917–2008)

      • From Gordo

    THE HERNANDEZ BROTHERS: MARIO (b. 1953),
         GILBERTO (b. 1957), and JAIME (b. 1959)

      • ¡Mojado Power!

    LALO LÓPEZ ALCARAZ (b. 1964)

      • Hi-Spanic Hysteria Month
      • Estar Wars: The Brown Menace

    TEATRO POPULAR

    CULTURE CLASH

      • The Mission
        • Act 1, Scene 1

    CUENTOS AND LEYENDAS

    • Juan Chililí
    • Paloma Blanca
    • Chirlos Birlos
    • The Burro and the Coyote
    • The Pranks of Pedro de Urdemalas
    • Eyes That Come Out at Night
    • La Llorona
    • La Llorona by Alcina Lubitch Domecq
    • The Flea
    • The Boy and the Devil

    CANCIONES

    CHILDREN’S SONG: Arroz con leche

    FOLK SONG: De colores

    CORRIDO

    • Corrido de Gregorio Cortez
    • Corrido de Joaquín Murrieta

    NARCOCORRIDO: Contrabando y traición (Written by Angel
         González)

    BOLERO: Lamento Borincano (Written by Rafael Hernández
         Marín)

    SALSA: Burundanga (Written by Oscar Muñoz Bouffartique 
         and performed by Celia Cruz)

    MERENGUE: Carnaval del Barrio (Written by Lin-Manuel
         Miranda)

    CHICANO ROCK: Good Morning Aztlán (Written by David
         Hidalgo and Louie Pérez and performed by Los Lobos)

    LATIN POP: Livin’ la Vida Loca (Written by Desmond Child
         and Robi Rosa and performed by Ricky Martin)

    HIP-HOP: Latin Lingo (Written by Senen Reyes, Louis
         Freeze, and Lawrence Muggerud and performed
         by Cypress Hill)

    REGGAETÓN: Somos raperos pero no delincuentes (Written and
         performed by Ivy Queen)

    APPENDIX 1: CHRONOLOGY—LITERATURE
    AND HISTORY

    APPENDIX 2: TREATIES, ACTS, AND PROPOSITIONS

    • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)
    • The Treaty of Paris (1898)
    • The Jones Act (1917)
    • The Bracero Agreement (1942)
    • California Proposition 187 (1994)

    APPENDIX 3: INFLUENTIAL ESSAYS BY
    LATIN AMERICAN WRITERS

    JOSÉ ENRIQUE RODÓ (1872–1917)

    • From Ariel

    JOSÉ VASCONCELOS (1882–1959)

    • The Cosmic Race
      • From Mestizaje
        • Part 1
        • Part 2

    OCTAVIO PAZ (1914–1998)

    • The Labyrinth of Solitude
      • From Chapter 1: The Pachuco and Other Extremes

    ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ RETAMAR (b. 1930)

    • Caliban: Notes Toward a Discussion of Culture in Our America
      • A Question
      • Toward the History of Caliban
      • Our Symbol

    SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

    PERMISSIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    INDEX