By Vanessa Pérez Rosario
This assortment explores the literary culture of Caribbean Latino literature written within the U.S. starting with José Martí and concluding with 2008 Pulitzer Prize profitable novelist, Junot Díaz. The members reflect on the way in which that spatial migration in literature serves as a metaphor for gender, sexuality, racial, id, linguistic, and nationwide migrations.
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The Cuban Republic and José Martí: Reception and Use of a National Symbol. Eds. Mauricio A. Font and Alfonso W. Quiroz. New York: Lexington Books, 2006. 115–127. Marín, Francisco Gonzalo. ” Cinco Narraciones de Francisco Gonzalo Marín. Prólogo de Cesareo Rosa-Nieves, Glosas de Patria Figueroa de Cifredo. , 1972. Martí, José. Obras Completas. 28 tomos. La Habana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1973. ———. Epistolario, 5 tomos. Compilación, ordenación cronológica y notas de Luis García Pascual y Enrique H.
The novella reconstructs Martí’s articulations of the difference between himself and the world around him, as someone from the tropics who awakens to a snowy city morning, “como lobo encerrado en las paredes fosforescentes de una vasta sepultura” (OC 9: 243). While the joyful and sometimes obscene consumption of the holidays transpired around him, Martí struggled to find ways to write down his thoughts so as to calm their howling inside the glowing, tomb-like walls of his adopted city. Ramos’ fictional Martí elaborates on footnotes in the academic work to find in unpublished poetry, fragments, diaries, letters, The Unbreakable Voice in a Minor Language 35 prologues, an occasional aside, or oblique image, such as this “enclosed wolf,” which reveals the submerged tensions and desires with which the Latino diasporic writer responded to the intense pressures of an artificial urban paradise.
Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1997. Burgos, Julia de. Song of the Simple Truth: Obra poética completa/the complete poems of Julia de Burgos. Trans. and Compiled by Jack Agüeros. Willimantic: Curbstone Press, 1997. Colón, Jesús. A Puerto Rican in New York and Other Sketches. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1982. Flores, Juan. ” Critical Latin American and Latino Studies. Ed. Juan Poblete. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. 191–205. Glissant, Edouard. Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays.