Item description for Threshold Time: Passage of Crisis in Chicano Literature. (Costerus New Series) by Lene M. Johannessen...
Threshold Time provides an introductory survey of the cultural, social and political history of Mexican American and Chicano literature, as well as a new in-depth analyses of a selection of works that between them span a hundred years of this particular branch of American literature. The book begins its explorations of the "passage of crisis" with Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don, continues with Americo Paredes' George Washington Gmez, Toms Rivera's .And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory, and ends with Helena Mara Viramontes' Under the Feet of Jesus and Benjamin Alire Senz' Carry Me Like Water. In order to do justice to the idiosyncrasies of the individual texts and the complexities they embrace, the analyses refer to a number of other texts belonging to the tradition, and draw on a wide range of theoretical approaches. The final chapter of Threshold Time brings the various readings together in a discussion circumscribed by the negotiations of a temporality that is strongly aligned with a sense of memory peculiar to the history of the Chicano presence in the United States of America.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Jan 18, 2008
ISBN 9042023325 ISBN13 9789042023321