Movements in Chicano Poetry

by Rafael Pèrez-Torres
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1995-01-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 332 pages
ISBN 13: 9780521478038
ISBN 10: 0521478030
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Studies the central concerns addressed by recent Chicano poetry.
Movements in Chicano Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Rafael Pèrez-Torres, Rafael P. Rez-Torres
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-27 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Studies the central concerns addressed by recent Chicano poetry.
Chicano Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Juan Bruce-Novoa
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-19 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Alurista. Gary Soto. Bernice Zamora. José Montoya. These names, luminous to some, remain unknown to those who have not yet discovered the rich variety of late twentieth century Chicano poetry. With the flowering of the Chicano Movement in the mid-1960s came not only increased political awareness for many Mexican Americans but also a body of fine creative writing. Now the major voices of Chicano literature have begun to reach the wider audience they deserve. Bruce-Novoa's Chicano Poetry: A Response to Chaos—the first booklength critical study of Chicano poetry—examines the most significant works of a body of literature that has grown dramatically in size and importance in less than two decades. Here are insightful new readings of the major writings of Abelardo Delgado, Sergio Elizondo, Rodolfo Gonzales, Miguel Méndez, J. L. Navarro, Raúl Salinas, Ricardo Sánchez, and Tino Villanueva, as well as Alurista, Soto, Zamora, and Montoya. Close textual analyses of such important works as I Am Joaquín, Restless Serpents, and Floricanto en Aztlán enrich and deepen our understanding of their imagery, themes, structure, and meaning. Bruce-Novoa argues that Chicano poetry responds to the threat of loss, whether of hero, barrio, family, or tradition. Thus José Montoya elegizes a dead Pachuco in "El Louie," and Raúl Salinas laments the disappearance of a barrio in "A Trip through the Mind Jail." But this elegy at the heart of Chicano poetry is both lament and celebration, for it expresses the group's continuing vitality and strength. Common to twentieth-century poetry is the preoccupation with time, death, and alienation, and the work of Chicano poets—sometimes seen as outside the traditions of world literature—shares these concerns. Bruce-Novoa brilliantly defines both the unique and the universal in Chicano poetry.
Contemporary Chicana Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Marta E. Sanchez
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986-08-27 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Examines the poetry of four Mexican-American writers: Alma Villanueva, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucha Corpi, and Bernice Zamora
Mexican Ballads, Chicano Poems
Language: en
Pages: 219
Authors: José E. Limón
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-07 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"José Limón is one of our most interesting and important commentators on Chicano culture. . . . [This book] will help strengthen an important style of historically and politically accountable cultural analysis."—Michael M. J. Fischer, co-author of Debating Muslims: Cultural Dialogues in Postmodernity and Tradition
Chicano Timespace
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Miguel R. López
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

The premature death of Ricardo Sánchez in 1995 marked the passing of an almost legendary figure in Chicano literature and in the Chicano political movement. A troubadour of Chicano Movement poetry, he established an anti-aesthetic that became the norm. Sánchez's autobiographical poetry forges a link between genres of the past and present and establishes him as the first great tragic figure of contemporary Chicano literature.In a body of work that spanned spatial, temporal, and cultural boundaries, Sánchez dealt with issues of power and of linguistic and cultural barriers between Anglo, Native American, and Mexican American peoples in the United States.While he lived, critics showed reluctance to engage Sánchez's work fully, perhaps in part because of his reputation as a confrontational, even outrageous individual. Focusing on Canto y grito mi liberación and Hechizospells, Miguel R. López examines Sánchez's work and places him in the context of the past, present, and future of Chicano literature. López explains clearly the relation of time and space in Sánchez's prolific work and shows him as a writer committed to his craft as well as to his political stance.In the end, the portrait that emerges is of a poet whose work was linguistically and thematically complex and one who was more passionate, controversial, and forthright in his expression than any other contemporary Chicano writer.
Gale Researcher Guide for: Corridos and Early Chicana/o Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 8
Authors: Jesse Aleman
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Gale Researcher Guide for: Corridos and Early Chicana/o Poetry is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research
Chicano Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Cordelia Candelaria
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Praeger

Books about Chicano Poetry
Formal Matters in Contemporary Latino Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: F. Aldama
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-26 - Publisher: Springer

Today's Latino poetry scene is incredibly vibrant. With original interviews, this is the first meditation on the thematic features of such poetry. Looking at how Julia Alvarez, Rhina Espaillat, Rafael Campo, and C. Dale Young use structures such as meter, rhyme, and line break, this study identifies a poetics of formalist Latino poetry.
Contemporary Chicano Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Wolfgang Binder
Categories: American poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher:

Books about Contemporary Chicano Poetry
Handbook of Hispanic Culture-Literature
Language: en
Authors: Nicolás Kanellos
Categories: Hispanic Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Arte Publico Press

This work focuses on the culture of Hispanics, the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. Reference works on Hispanic culture are few, yet this group is exerting an increasingly stronger influence on all aspects of American life. The project grew out of a series of conferences sponsored by the Instituto de Cooperacion Iberoamericana in Madrid between 1983 and 1990. In one seminar on Hispanic communities in the U.S., participants concluded that there was a serious bibliographic gap regarding this culture. The institute decided to produce an encyclopedia that would be written largely by U.S. Hispanics. This four-volume work covering history, literature and art, anthropology, and sociology is the result. Each volume is edited by a distinguished scholar of Hispanic culture and involves the collaboration of scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. Each begins with the same general introduction that discusses the development of Hispanic communities within the U.S. from the arrival of the Spaniards to present-day influences from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Essays are not in alphabetical order, but in a classified arrangement. Volume 1, History, begins with an interpretive essay that criticizes the lack of recognition of the Hispanic influence in the building of the American nation. What follows is a collection of essays on such subjects as "The Spanish Exploration, Conquest and Settlement of New Mexico, 1540-1680," "Spanish Culture of the Golden Age and Eighteenth Century," and histories of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans in the U.S. The volume covering Hispanic literature and art begins with an essay that attempts to foster an appreciation of Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Chicano arts and letters. It goes on to discuss each people's literature by genre, which includes theater, the novel, poetry, and the short story. Other essays discuss women writers, the Hispanic oral tradition, art, music, cinema, and the Spanish-language press. The volume on sociology contains wide-ranging material, from the politics of Cuban emigres to "American-heritage families" to Cuban women in the U.S. Essays discuss religion, education, and feminism. The cultures of Hispanic groups are compared and described, along with such topics as language and culture, fiestas, entertainment, migration, and marriage and kinship. Each section of each volume ends with a bibliography of materials in both English and Spanish. All essays are signed, and the credentials of the authors are provided. Black-and-white photographs (and in the literature and art volume, colorplates) and other illustrations are used throughout. Each volume has an index. Some material is written in a turgid academic style. With better editing, some essays could have been presented in a more interesting fashion for a lay audience.
Syntax and Bilingual Chicano Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Roberto Hermán Córdova
Categories: American poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher:

Books about Syntax and Bilingual Chicano Poetry
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Language: en
Pages: 1639
Authors: Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-26 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.