How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Analysis

Julia Alvarez

Historical Context

The Dominican Republic and Trujillo's Regime
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that occupies the eastern two-thirds...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Literary Techniques

A third-person narrator relates most of the stories in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, referring to characters as "he" or...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Ideas for Group Discussions

In How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Alvarez explores themes of culture clash, custom and tradition, and change and...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Social Concerns

Julia Alvarez's first novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, explores the struggle of a Dominican-American family with...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Topics for Further Study

Research the regime of Rafael Trujillo and describe what it was like to live under his dictatorship.

Investigate the culture of...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Literary Precedents

The Joy Luck Club published in 1989, is Amy Tan's chronicle of the lives of four Chinese-American women and their families, who pass...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Related Titles

Yo! (1997) is Alvarez's continuation of the story of Yolanda Garcia, the poetic sister of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents What Do I Read Next?

Alvarez's Yo! (1997), is a continuation of the story of Yolanda Garcia, the poetic sister of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Bibliography

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Alvarez, Julia. “Emerging from the Chrysalis: Julia Alvarez on Her Work.” Interview by Anne Sawyer. La Prensa de Minnesota 4 (November 10, 1994): 5-6. Alvarez talks about being a Latina writer and about others who have influenced her work.

Milanes, Cecilia Rodriguez. Review of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez. Women’s Review of Books 8 (July, 1991): 39. Milanes judges the book as noteworthy despite its flaws.

Miller, Susan. “Caught Between Two Cultures.” Newsweek 119, no. 16 (April 20, 1992): 78-79. Provides a discussion of the growing number of Latino...

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Juan D. Bruce-Novoa, review of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, in World Literature Today, Vol 66,...

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