Permissible narratives : the promise of Latino/a literature (Book, 2017) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Permissible narratives : the promise of Latino/a literature

Author: Christopher González
Publisher: Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Cognitive approaches to culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his groundbreaking new study, Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature, Christopher Gonzalez examines the difficulties Latina/o writers face in writing beyond the narrow expectations of U.S. readership in the stories they tell Gonzalez argues that a constrained conception of the possibilities of storytelling by and about Latinos diminishes the development and progression of narrative form.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher González
ISBN: 9780814213506 0814213502 9780814254417 0814254411
OCLC Number: 975447664
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Brown Buffalos and New Mestizas : consciousness and readership in Chicano/a literature --
Translingual minds, narrative encounters : reading challenges in Piri Thomas's Down these mean streets and Giannina Braschi's Yo-yo boing! --
In graphic detail : challenges of memory and serialization in the storyworlds of Gilbert Hernandez --
Paratextual play : intertextual interventions in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo and Junot Díaz's The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao --
Conclusion : the narrative possibilities of Latino/a literature.
Series Title: Cognitive approaches to culture.
Responsibility: Christopher González.
Local System Bib Number:
ocn975447664

Abstract:

In his groundbreaking new study, Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature, Christopher Gonzalez examines the difficulties Latina/o writers face in writing beyond the narrow expectations of U.S. readership in the stories they tell Gonzalez argues that a constrained conception of the possibilities of storytelling by and about Latinos diminishes the development and progression of narrative form. Through an examination of Latino/o writers against the a priori made of engaging with nonethnic literature in the United States, Gonzalez explores the limitations and challenges Latina/o authors have confronted via the shaping power of their narratives to reach a sustainable audience. Bringing together cultural critique, memory, narratology, cognition, and comprehension, González examines Latina/o authors-such as Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Gloria Anzaldua, Piri Thomas, Giannina Braschi, Gilbert Hernandez, Sandra Cisneros, and Junot Díaz-investigating how they successfully, and sometimes unsuccessfully, use the expansive canvas of narrative form to capture the imaginations of an open-minded readership. Permissible Narratives highlights both the inequitable accessibility of narrative devices and, crucially, the daring of Latina/o authors to nurture a readership to afford the same literary deference to them that is so often afforded to white, male, straight authors. Book jacket.
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Latinx Authors who challenge readers

by LatinxProf (WorldCat user published 2020-04-18) Excellent Permalink

Groundbreaking, it is no exaggeration to say, is Christopher Gonzalez's book on contemporary Latinx authors who defied expectations and achieved recognition by creating new audiences. This exciting work of scholarship might otherwise have been called "Daring Narratives: Latinx Authors Who Never Asked...
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