In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States
Edited by Roberta Fernández
Publication Date: 1994
Bind: Trade Paperback
Roberta Fernández has gathered the best and most representative examples of fiction, poetry, drama and essay currently being written by Latina writers of the United States. The work is arranged by genre, and topics are as varied as the voices and styles of the writers: the challenge of living in two cultures; experiencing marginality as a result of class, ethnicity, and/or gender; Latina feminism; the celebration of one’s culture and its people. Most of the pieces are in English and some are presented bilingually in English and Spanish. A preface and an introduction by the editor and a foreword by the noted critic of Latin American literature, Jean Franco, serve to contextualize the writers and their work; a primary and secondary bibliography serves as an appendix.
“This comprehensive anthology explodes with the verbal creations of Latinas. Rich in meaning, the book is an endless delight. Fernández has assembled some of the most creative voices who share themselves through poetry, plays, fiction and essays.”
–Copley News Service