The Hispanic Condition

The Hispanic Condition

The Power of A People

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A Mexican-born novelist and critic examines the five major Hispanic groups in the United States--including Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans--describes their cultural characteristics, and draws conclusions about their eventual role in mainstream America. Original.


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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Examines the five major Hispanic groups in the United States, describing their cultural characteristics and their eventual role in mainstream America.

Publisher: New York, NY : Rayo, 2001
Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and updated
ISBN: 9780060935863
Characteristics: xvii, 268 p. ; 21 cm


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