Yo-yo boing! (Book, 2011) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Yo-yo boing!

Author: Giannina Braschi; Tess O'Dwyer
Publisher: Las Vegas : AmazonCrossing, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking novel, set in New York City during the 1990s, was written by acclaimed Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi. Braschi examines the Hispanic-American experience, taking on the voices of a variety of character--painters, poets, sculptors, singers, writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, set designers, editors, and philosopher--to draw on their various cultural, economic, and geopolitical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giannina Braschi; Tess O'Dwyer
ISBN: 9781611090635 1611090636
OCLC Number: 748329423
Notes: Originally published in Spanish by Latin American Literary Review Press, 1998.
Description: 244 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Yo-yo boing!
Responsibility: Giannina Braschi ; translated by Tess O'Dwyer.

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This groundbreaking novel, set in New York City during the 1990s, was written by acclaimed Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi. Braschi examines the Hispanic-American experience, taking on the voices of a variety of character--painters, poets, sculptors, singers, writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, set designers, editors, and philosopher--to draw on their various cultural, economic, and geopolitical backgrounds to engage in lively cultural dialogue. Their topics include love, sex, food, music, books, inspiration, despair, infidelity, jobs, debt, war, and world news. Braschi's discourse winds throughout the city's public, corporate, and domestic settings, offering an inside look at the cultural conflicts that can occur when Anglo Americans and Latin Americans live, work, and play together.
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Hysterical Realism in Latinx Literature

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

Yo-Yo Boing! tackles tough social issues ranging from domestic violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, mental illness, depression, and racism, with sardonic humor. The work switches unexpectedly between literary genres and moods with the vitality of Hysterical Realism, along the lines of Zadie...
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