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Guajardo, Paul

Chicano Controversy

Oscar Acosta and Richard Rodriguez

Series: Modern American Literature - Volume 33

Year of Publication: 2002

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. VIII, 133 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-5706-2 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.330 kg, 0.728 lbs

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Book synopsis

Chicano Controversy takes a unique approach to two colorful and controversial Chicano writers: Oscar Acosta and Richard Rodriguez. Paul Guajardo argues that Acosta’s involvement with the Chicano movement of the late 1960s and 1970s was somewhat opportunistic as Acosta was always uneasy about his identity and ethnicity. Conversely, Guajardo argues that Richard Rodriguez – who also problematizes notions of ethnicity – requires re-evaluation and full inclusion into the broadening canon of Chicano literature.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Paul Guajardo received his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Washington, Seattle. He currently teaches at the University of Houston, Texas.

Series

Modern American Literature: New Approaches. Vol. 33
General Editors: Yoshinobu Hakutani