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10 - Latina/o Life Writing: Autobiography, Memoir,Testimonio

from Part III - Critical Methodologies and Themes
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Aldama, Frederick: A Routledge Companion to the History of Latino Literature. New York: Routledge, 2013.
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Alvarez, Julia. Something to Declare. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1995
Alvarez, Julia. ¡Yo!. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1997
Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/La frontera (1987). San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999.
Baca, Jimmy Santiago, A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet. New York: Grove Press, 2001.
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Bjorklund, Diane. Interpreting the Self: Two Hundred Years of American Autobiography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Bruce-Novoa, Juan. Retrospace: Collected Essays on Chicano Literature, Theory and History. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 1990.
Caminero-Santangelo, Marta. On Latinidad: US Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.
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Cantú, Norma. “Memoir, Autobiography, Testimonio.” Bost, Suzanne and Aparicio, Frances R. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature. New York: Routledge, 2013, 310–22.
Cofer, Judith Ortiz. Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 1990.
Couser, G. Thomas. Altered Egos: Authority in American Autobiography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Díaz, Junot. Drown. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996
Durán, Isabel: “The Brown/Mestiza Metaphor, or the Impertinence against Borders.” Manzanas, A. (ed.), Border Transits: Literature and Culture across the Line. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007, 119–45.
Faymonville, Carmen: “New Transnational Identities in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Autobiographical Fiction.” Melus, 26.2 (2001): 129–59.
Gilb, Dagoberto, Gritos: Essays. New York: Grove Press, 2003.
Hokenson, Jan Walsh, “Intercultural Autobiography.” Auto/Biography Studies, 10.1 (1995): 92113.
Moraga, Cherríe. Loving in the War Years: lo que nunca pasó por sus labios. Boston: South End, 1983.
Olney, James. Metaphors of Self; the Meaning of Autobiography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972.
Olney, James. “The Value of Autobiography for Comparative Studies: African vs. Western Autobiography.Andrews, William (ed.), African American Autobiography: A Collection of Critical Essays. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993, 212–23.
Padilla, Genaro. “My History, Not Yours”: The Formation of Mexican American Autobiography. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.
Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth. “Richard Rodriguez’s Hunger of Memory and the Rejection of the Private Self.” U.S. Latino Literature: A Critical Guide for Students and Teachers. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, 8192.
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo. Next year in Cuba: A Cuban Emigre’s Coming of Age in America. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo. Cincuenta lecciones de exilio y desexilio. Miami, FL: Ediciones Universal, 2000.
Rodriguez, Luis. Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1993.
Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. Boston: D.R. Godine, 1982.
Rodriguez, Richard. Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father. New York: Viking Penguin, 1992.
Rodriguez, Richard. Brown: The Last Discovery of America. New York: Viking, 2002.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau. The Project Gutenberg EBook, 2006.
Santiago, Esmeralda. When I Was Puerto Rican. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.
Schultermandl, Silvia. Transnational Matrilineage: Mother-Daughter Conflict in Asian American Literature. Berlin: Lit, 2009.
Smith, Sidonie and Watson, Julia (Eds.). Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
Sollors, Werner (Ed.). 1989. The Invention of Ethnicity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Starobinski, Jean. “The Style of Autobiography.James, Olney (ed.), Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980, 7383.
Stavans, Ilan. The Hispanic Condition: Reflections on Culture and identity in America. New York: Harper Perennial, 1996.
Stavans, Ilan On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language. New York: Viking, 2001.
Stavans, Ilan Return to Centro Histórico: A Mexican Jew Looks for His Roots. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012.
Stavans, Ilan (ed.). The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2011.
Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets. New York: Knopf, 1967.
Torres-Saillant, Silvio. “The Latino Autobiography.” West-Durán, Alan (ed.), Latino and Latina Writers, Vol. I. New York: Thomson Gale, 2004, 6179.
Velasco, Juan. “Automitografías: The Border Paradigm and Chicana/o Autobiography.” Biography, 27.2 (Spring 2004): 313–38.