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Family matters : Puerto Rican women authors on the island and the mainland / Marisel C. Moreno.

By: Moreno, Marisel C, 1973- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.New World studies: Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xii, 232 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813933337; 0813933331.Subject(s): American literature -- Puerto Rican authors -- History and criticism | Puerto Rican literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Families in literature | American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Puerto Rican women -- United States -- Intellectual lifeAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Family matters.DDC classification: 810.9/9287097295 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The literary canon and Puerto Rican national culture -- Our family, our nation: revisiting la gran familia puertorriquena -- Retrieving the past: the "silenced" narrate -- Patriarchal foundations: contesting gender/sexual paradigms -- Epilogue.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The literary canon and Puerto Rican national culture -- Our family, our nation: revisiting la gran familia puertorriquena -- Retrieving the past: the "silenced" narrate -- Patriarchal foundations: contesting gender/sexual paradigms -- Epilogue.

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CHOICE Review

Contemporary Puerto Rican literature gained critical importance beginning in the late 1980s, with the publication of trendy novels in translation produced by a group of women writers. Moreno (Univ. of Notre Dame) traces Puerto Rican sociopolitical trends that led to this boom production by Rosario Ferre, Magali Garcia Ramis, and Ana Lydia Vega. Following the unresolved colonial condition of Puerto Rican politics, Moreno discusses Puerto Rican women writers' reactions to key national movements. She analyzes works by Puerto Rican women writers in the US (Nicholasa Mohr, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Esmeralda Santiago), whose literature produced in English develops feminist issues similar to those of their island counterparts. This study is a refreshing change from the usual scrutiny of male Puerto Rican narrative writers. Moreno's critical focus is exploration of the "extended Puerto Rican family" metaphor, a reflection of governmental policies, particularly those during the terms of Luis Munoz Marin, the first elected Puerto Rican governor (1949-65) and creator of the current Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1952). This is a valuable comparative critical study of the seemingly (dis)similar feminist voices of island Puerto Rican women writers and of US-based Puerto Rican women writers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. R. Ocasio Agnes Scott College

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<p>Marisel C. Moreno is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame.</p>

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