Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume IV


Edited, with an Introduction, by José Aranda, Jr. and Silvio Torres-Saillant

ISBN: 978-1-55885-361-4
Publication Date: November 30, 2002
Bind: Clothbound
Pages: 304

Another stimulating collection of essays by leading scholars of U.S. Hispanic literature.



The Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage project, an ongoing and comprehensive program to locate, identify, preserve, and disseminate the literary contributions of U.S. Latinos, can now be considered a field in academia.  The effort cuts across various disciplines, including literature and linguistics, history, ethnic studies, women’s studies, library science and others.  This historic fourth volume of articles celebrates the diversity of scholars contributing research to this fast advancing discipline. This corpus represents the finished, re-worked product of the biannual conferences of Recovery, providing theoretical and practical approaches, as well as critical studies on specific texts recovered from Hispanic expressive culture.

José Aranda and Silvio Torres-Saillant’s introduction, “Inscribing Latinos in the National Discourse,” brilliantly conceptualizes and unifies a broad historical swath that encompasses the Spanish and English-language expression of Hispanic natives, immigrants and exiles from the colonial period to 1960.

Contributors to this volume include Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Alejandra Balestra, Norma Cantú, Daisy Cocco de Filippis, Alfredo Fernández, Jeanne L. Gillespie, John M. González, Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Thomas J. Kinney, Enrique R. Lamadrid, Luis Leal, Curtis Marez,  Sonja Z. Pérez, Vincent Pérez, Sergio Reyna, Christopher Schedler, and Emilio Zamora.