publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Writing on the Edge: Impressions of a U.S.-Mexico Border in Rolando Hinojosa's Estampas del Valle

CANTU, MARIA GUADALUPE;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation engages in a critical reading of Rolando Hinojosa's early fiction in Estampas del Valle as an example of a unique border literature that highlights the multiplicity of elements that exist along the Rio Grande. By using the work of an author that has direct experience with life along the U.S.-Mexico border the aim of this study is to look at how the border region and its cultural and spatial manifestations impact on writings concerned with memory, the personal and the self. Authors such as Rolando Hinojosa live within the blessing and terrors of multiplicity; a culture that splinters and fragments into multiple perspectives, identities, voices a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Hispanic American studies, Latin American literature, Border Studies, Chicano Literature, Estampas del Valle, Mexican-American Literature, Rio Grande Valley, Rolando Hinojosa
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