The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature presents the first comprehensive overview of these popular, experimental and diverse literary cultures.
Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works, as well as their authors and the readership. He also provides an enlightening analysis of:
The author’s methodology and interpretation of a wealth of information will put this rich and diverse area of literary culture into a new light for scholars. The book’s student-friendly features such as a glossary, guide to further reading, explanatory text boxes and chapter summaries, make this the ideal text for anyone approaching the area for the first time.
"Frederick Luis Aldama has taken on a herculean task in writing The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature… [H]e has written an invaluable resource that will be used by teachers, students and any lover of literature for many years to come." - Daniel A. Olivas, The El Paso Times
Introduction 1. Who is a Latino/a Author? What is Latino/a Literature? 2. Latino/a Literary Foundations 3. Latino/a Literary Renaissance 4. Feminist and Queer Turns 5. New Latino/a Forms Coda: Production, Dissemination, and Consumption on a Global Stage