Growing Up Latino (Paperback)

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From the mean streets of the barrio to the house on Mango Street, from the Mambo Kings to the Garcia Girls, the authors who contribute to this volume transport us across geographies and through cultures in an attempt to articulate the joys, struggles, defeats, and triumphs of the Latino experience in the United States. Growing Up Latino offers, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of classic and recent Latino writing in English, converging in sometimes shocking, often funny, and always stirring memoirs and stories. Religion, sex, love, language, and family are some of the topics explored in this compelling anthology of fiction and nonfiction. With its laughter and tears, its beauty and power, it is a thoroughly enjoyable book and an unforgettable contribution to the Latino tradition of letters. This diverse collection shatters the myth of a singular U.S.- Latino experience, proving the existence of a rich tradition whose writers, active for more than forty years, are only now being recognized by a rapidly growing audience.

About the Author

Harold Augenbraum, the executive director of the National Book Foundation, is a noted author, editor, and translator. His works include the anthologies Growing Up Latino and Lengua Fresca, which were coedited with Ilan Stavans.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780395661246
ISBN-10: 0395661242
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 26th, 1993
Pages: 384
Language: English