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Author Alvarez-Borland, Isabel.
Title Cuban-American literature of exile : from person to persona / Isabel Alvarez Borland.
Imprint Charlottesville, Va. : University Press of Virginia, 1998.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PS153.C83 A58 1998    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PS153.C83 A58 1998    AVAILABLE  
Author Alvarez-Borland, Isabel.
Series New World studies
New World studies.
Subject American literature -- Cuban American authors -- History and criticism.
Cuban Americans -- Intellectual life.
Exiles in literature.
Description xiv, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Note "Authors' bibliography": p. [183]-190.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-182) and index.
ISBN 081391812X (cloth : alk. paper)
0813918138 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 38601963
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction1
Pt. 1Exile as Loss: Bearing Witness 
 1Exile and Retribution: Lino Novas Calvo's Maneras de contar (1970)17
 2Challenging History from Exile: Guillermo Cabrera Infante's View of Dawn in the Tropics (1974, 1978)28
 3Existential Exile: Reinaldo Arenas's The Doorman (1989, 1991)39
Pt. 2Self-Writing as Search: The Second Generation 
 4Issues and Patterns in Cuban-American Literature49
 5Autobiographical Writing: Negotiating an Identity61
   Pablo Medina's Exiled Memories (1990)63
   Gustavo Perez Firmat's Next Year in Cuba (1995)67
   Virgil Suarez's Spared Angola (1997)75
   Personal essays by Eliana Rivero and Ruth Behar80
Pt. 3Encountering Others: Imagined U.S. Cuban Communities 
 6Contrasting Visions of Community91
   J. Joaquin Fraxedas's The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera (1993)93
   Roberto Fernandez's Raining Backwards (1988)97
   Roberto Fernandez's Holy Radishes! (1995)102
 7Gay and Lesbian Images of Community107
   Elias Miguel Munoz's The Greatest Performance (1991)108
   Achy Obejas's We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress like This? (1994)113
   Achy Obejas's Memory Mambo (1996)116
 8Collecting the Tales of the Community: From Person to Persona123
   Pablo Medina's The Marks of Birth (1994)125
   Omar Torres's Fallen Angels Sing (1991)131
   Margarita Engle's Skywriting (1995)134
   Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban (1992)136
   Cristina Garcia's The Aguero Sisters (1997)142
 A Conclusion in Progress 
 Notes 
 Bibliography 
 Authors' Bibliography 
 Index 


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