Chapter 12. Chicano Fiction

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Helen Oakley temporary Lecturer

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch12

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Oakley, H. (2009) Chicano Fiction, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Chicano fiction - Mexican American population establishment;
  • ‘Mexicano’ - someone of mixed Spanish, Indian, and Anglo descent';
  • Mexican Americans - publishing of fair amount of poetry;
  • corrido (song) - embodying oral storytelling tradition;
  • Nicolás Kanellos - drama in Mexican American community of Southwest;
  • post-World War II period - heralding modern era of Chicano literature;
  • new generation of poets, playwrights, and prose fiction writers;
  • prose fiction and Chicano culture evolution;
  • La Llorona (the weeping woman);
  • John Rechy's, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez (1991) - sexuality and religion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading