The Hispanic Condition : the Power of a People (Edition 2) (Paperback)
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Using historical literary and contemporary references as well as anecdote and personal experience Stavans presents a provocative analysis of the five major Hispanic cultures: Cubans Puerto Ricans Mexicans Central Americans and South Americans. In The Hispanic Condition Ilan Stavans offers a subtle and insightful meditation on Hispanic society in the United States. A native of Mexico Stavans has emerged as one of the most distinguished Latin American writers of our time an award-winning novelist and critic praised by scholars and beloved by readers. In this pioneering psycho-historical profile he delves into the cultural differences and similarities among the five major Hispanic groups: Cubans Puerto Ricans Mexicans Central and South Americans and Spaniards. Masterfully interweaving historical literary and political references with his personal experience Stavans discusses the divisions within a common heritage; customs of music love sex marriage and religious belief; the role of the intellectual in society; ideological struggle; and the hopeful visions of the future at the core of a civilization rooted in the trauma of the past.
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