Luso-American Literature: Writings by Portuguese-speaking Authors in North America

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Robert Henry Moser, Antonio Luciano de Andrade Tosta
Rutgers University Press, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 375 pages
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Portuguese and Cape Verdean immigrants have had a significant presence in North America since the nineteenth century. Recently, Brazilians have also established vibrant communities in the U.S. This anthology brings together, for the first time in English, the writings of these diverse Portuguese-speaking, or "Luso-American" voices. Historically linked by language, colonial experience, and cultural influence, yet ethnically distinct, Luso-Americans have often been labeled an "invisible minority." This collection seeks to address this lacuna, with a broad mosaic of prose, poetry, essays, memoir, and other writings by more than fifty prominent literary figures--immigrants and their descendants, as well as exiles and sojourners. It is an unprecedented gathering of published, unpublished, forgotten, and translated writings by a transnational community that both defies the stereotypes of ethnic literature, and embodies the drama of the immigrant experience.
 

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Contents

part
1
John Philip Sousa
17
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
220
The American Dream Angela Bretas
241
The Scream of the Lamb in New York Tereza Albues
253
Diary of a Cockroach Henfil
259
A Brazilian in Uncle Sams Troops Carlos Stozek Filho
267
The News from America
277
The Sanctuary Regina Rheda
294
Cowboy Music Lidia Santos
300
The WhirlingDove Luana Monteiro
309
Bicho Claudia Nogueira
318
Index
361
Sources
369
About the Editors
375
Copyright

Samba Dreamers Kathleen de Azevedo
285

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Robert Henry Moser is an associate professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies at the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Carnivalesque Defunto: Death and the Dead in Modern Brazilian Literature. Antonio Luciano de Andrade Tosta is an assistant professor of Brazilian literature and culture at the University of Illinois. He has published widely on Brazilian and Brazilian-American literature in the U.S. and Brazil.

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