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Explaining the Bilingual and Bicultural Poetry and Narratives of Julia Alvarez : A Case Study in the Expansion of the English Language

By: Blauman, Wendy S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (254 p.).ISBN: 9780773421318.Subject(s): Alvarez, Julia -- Anecdotes | Alvarez, Julia -- Criticism and interpretation | Bilingualism in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Explaining the Bilingual and Bicultural Poetry and Narratives of Julia Alvarez : A Case Study in the Expansion of the English LanguageDDC classification: 818 | 818.5409 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Abstract; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One: Language Negotiation and Identity in the Poetry of Julia Alvarez; Chapter Two: Poetic Transgression: Saying it Publicly and Spelling it Out; Chapter Three: Tree Poems and Narrative: Setting Down Real and Figurative Roots; Chapter Four: Self-Referntality in the Poetic and Narrative Works of Julia Alvarez; Chapter Five: The Anxiety of Structure in Alvarez''s Texts; Chapter Six: Oral Culture: Folklore and Tales in Four of Julia Alvarez''s Children''s Books and Young Adult Novels
Chapter Seven: Alvarez''s Narrative as Autho Function, Testimonio, and Minor LiteratureConclusions; Works Cited; Index
Summary: This comprehensive study examines the full body of works by Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, whose literary corpus includes poetry, historical-fiction novels, essays, short stories, young adult books, and folkloric-based children's texts. This research examines the duality of present in the recurrent and intertwined topics of language, identity, and homeland. Particular attention is focused on the manner in which Alvarez stretches the linguistic boundaries of her two languages, as well as the importance this author places on education in her writing, particularly for women and the poor.
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Abstract; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One: Language Negotiation and Identity in the Poetry of Julia Alvarez; Chapter Two: Poetic Transgression: Saying it Publicly and Spelling it Out; Chapter Three: Tree Poems and Narrative: Setting Down Real and Figurative Roots; Chapter Four: Self-Referntality in the Poetic and Narrative Works of Julia Alvarez; Chapter Five: The Anxiety of Structure in Alvarez''s Texts; Chapter Six: Oral Culture: Folklore and Tales in Four of Julia Alvarez''s Children''s Books and Young Adult Novels

Chapter Seven: Alvarez''s Narrative as Autho Function, Testimonio, and Minor LiteratureConclusions; Works Cited; Index

This comprehensive study examines the full body of works by Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, whose literary corpus includes poetry, historical-fiction novels, essays, short stories, young adult books, and folkloric-based children's texts. This research examines the duality of present in the recurrent and intertwined topics of language, identity, and homeland. Particular attention is focused on the manner in which Alvarez stretches the linguistic boundaries of her two languages, as well as the importance this author places on education in her writing, particularly for women and the poor.

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