The first volume in a seres of monographs on Contemporay American Literature edited by Aliki Varvogli and Christophr Gair
This book is the first in a new series of monographs entitled Contemporary American Literature
This book deals with ethnicity and immigration in literature, namely the Portuguese and their contributions to American society, economy, culture, and literature. Portuguese American literature written in English by American writers of Portuguese descent has come of age recently with the critically acclaimed writers Frank Gaspar and Katherine Vaz.
The study includes a full length analysis of works by Thomas Braga, Julian Silva, Alfred Lewis, Charles Felix and other voices. It attempts to explore America's understanding of its ethnic minorities, ethnic pride and the celebration of one's roots.
1. Locating the Portuguese within the Body of Emergent American Literatures
2. America Through the Eyes of the Educated Immigrant: JosÃ© Rodrigues MiguÃ©is, Jorge de Sena and OnÃ©simo T. Almeida
3. Alfred Lewis as a Writer of Transition
4. Lesser-Known American Voices of Portuguese Descent: Julian Silva, Thomas Braga and Charles Reis Felix
5. Under the Spotlight of Critical Acclaim: The Writings of Frank Gaspar and Katherine Vaz
About the author
Born in Portugal in 1961, Reinaldo Francisco Silva emigrated to America in 1967. He has lectured at Rutgers University, New York University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. His most recent book, Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature was published by the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2008.
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