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Latinx writing Los Angeles : nonfiction dispatches from a decolonial rebellion / edited by Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle.

Contributor(s): López-Calvo, Ignacio [editor.] | Valle, Victor M [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lincoln , University of Nebraska Press ; 2018Description: ix, 234 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781496202413; 1496202414.Subject(s): American literature -- Hispanic American authors | American literature -- California -- Los Angeles | Hispanic Americans -- Literary collections | Hispanic Americans -- Intellectual life | American literature | American literature -- Hispanic American authors | Hispanic Americans | Hispanic Americans -- Intellectual life | California -- Los AngelesGenre/Form: Literary collections.DDC classification: 810.8/0868
Contents:
LA's Latina/o Phantom Nonfiction and the technologies of literary secrecy / Victor Valle -- Decolonizing Latina/o nonfiction in LA's writing / Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle -- "With the amicable people of Ensenada de Palmas": excerpt from Breve relación de la nueva entrada al sur, en la copiosa gentilidad de la nacion de los coras ... por el padre / Ignacio María Napoli -- The public outcry. Noteworthy pamphlet / Francisco P. Ramírez -- The repercussions of a lynching / Ricardo Flores Magón -- To womankind, a manifesto / Blanca de Moncaleano -- Excerpt from "The Memoirs of Alfredo Cobos" / Alfredo Cobos -- Excerpts from The Journals of Anaïs Nin / Anaïs Nin -- Bert Corona's "Struggle is the ultimate teacher" / Jesús Mena -- Beach Blanket Baja / Helena María Viramontes -- "The 'Good Old Mission Days' never existed": excerpt from The Medicine of Memory: a Mexica clan in California / Alejandro Murguía -- Light at the end of the tunnel vision: in memory of Gerardo Velázquez and Ray Navarro -- "Deported to the North": excerpt from Dangerous Border Crossings: the artist talks back / Guillermo Gómez-Peña -- Lights / Nylsa Martínez -- Movie version: "Hell to Eternity" / Sesshu Foster -- Americanismo: city of peasants, Los Angeles, California / Héctor Tobar -- "The boy left behind": excerpt from Enrique's Journey / Sonia Nazario -- My father's house / Rubén Martínez.
Summary: "Latinx Writing Los Angeles offers a critical anthology of Los Angeles's most significant English-language and Spanish-language (in translation) nonfiction writing from the city's inception to the present. Contemporary Latinx authors, including three Pulitzer Prize winners and writers such as Harry Gamboa Jr., Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Rubén Martínez, focus on the ways in which Latinx Los Angeles's nonfiction narratives record the progressive racialization and subalternization of Latinxs in the southwestern United States." -- Publisher's description
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LA's Latina/o Phantom Nonfiction and the technologies of literary secrecy / Victor Valle -- Decolonizing Latina/o nonfiction in LA's writing / Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle -- "With the amicable people of Ensenada de Palmas": excerpt from Breve relación de la nueva entrada al sur, en la copiosa gentilidad de la nacion de los coras ... por el padre / Ignacio María Napoli -- The public outcry. Noteworthy pamphlet / Francisco P. Ramírez -- The repercussions of a lynching / Ricardo Flores Magón -- To womankind, a manifesto / Blanca de Moncaleano -- Excerpt from "The Memoirs of Alfredo Cobos" / Alfredo Cobos -- Excerpts from The Journals of Anaïs Nin / Anaïs Nin -- Bert Corona's "Struggle is the ultimate teacher" / Jesús Mena -- Beach Blanket Baja / Helena María Viramontes -- "The 'Good Old Mission Days' never existed": excerpt from The Medicine of Memory: a Mexica clan in California / Alejandro Murguía -- Light at the end of the tunnel vision: in memory of Gerardo Velázquez and Ray Navarro -- "Deported to the North": excerpt from Dangerous Border Crossings: the artist talks back / Guillermo Gómez-Peña -- Lights / Nylsa Martínez -- Movie version: "Hell to Eternity" / Sesshu Foster -- Americanismo: city of peasants, Los Angeles, California / Héctor Tobar -- "The boy left behind": excerpt from Enrique's Journey / Sonia Nazario -- My father's house / Rubén Martínez.

"Latinx Writing Los Angeles offers a critical anthology of Los Angeles's most significant English-language and Spanish-language (in translation) nonfiction writing from the city's inception to the present. Contemporary Latinx authors, including three Pulitzer Prize winners and writers such as Harry Gamboa Jr., Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Rubén Martínez, focus on the ways in which Latinx Los Angeles's nonfiction narratives record the progressive racialization and subalternization of Latinxs in the southwestern United States." -- Publisher's description

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Following in the footsteps of Latin American postcolonial critics, López-Calvo and Valle turn to the crónica and literary nonfiction as "the most intense expression of an urban cosmopolitism," as they write in the front matter. They are interested in the global city as the place where the Other goes to escape economic disaster zones caused by neoliberalism. Comprising two introductory essays and 16 nonfiction selections by Latinx authors writing from and about Los Angeles, this anthology attempts to break the Latinx canon as it has been envisioned (strictly literary) and made to fit into a mainstream mold, and it calls for the inclusion of nonfictional and cross-genre works. The first of the introductory essays provides a thorough analysis of previous anthologies of LA-based literature, which have regularly erased Latinx authors, and a brief history of Latinx in Southern California. The second introductory essay delves into the debate over high and low genres prevalent in Latinx literary anthologies. The selections--which span from the 18th century to the present and are a combination of previously unpublished work or writing not deemed literary--include crónicas, testimonios, memoirs, and letters from both well-known and obscure writers. A vital addition to Latinx studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. --Yvette Fuentes, Nova Southeastern University

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Ignacio López-Calvo is a professor of literature at the University of California, Merced. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Affinity of the Eye: Writing Nikkei in Peru and Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction: The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety . Victor Valle is a professor emeritus of ethnic studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. A former journalist for the Los Angeles Times , Valle earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 with fellow journalists. He is the author of several books, including Latino Metropolis and City of Industry: Genealogies of Power in Southern California .

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