Oscar Acosta and Richard Rodriguez
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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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.
Modern American Literature: New Approaches. Vol. 33
General Editors: Yoshinobu Hakutani