Caribbean Literature Criticism: Literary Historiography - Essay

Julio Rodriguez Luis (essay date winter 1988)

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Luis, Julio Rodriguez. “Literary Production in the Hispanic Caribbean.” Callaloo 11, no. 1 (winter 1988): 132-46.

[In the following essay, Luis provides an appraisal of the literary histories of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo.]

Alejandro Losada in 1983 proposed a model for studying the development of literary production within the Latin American context which seems particularly useful, and which I intend to employ as a point of departure to draw my own conclusions regarding the literary histories of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo. These conclusions are of necessity very tentative at this stage and even more so with respect to Dominican...

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Maria Cristina Rodriguez (essay date 1990)

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Rodriguez, Maria Cristina. “Women Writers of the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean: An Overview.” In Caribbean Women Writers: Essays from the First International Conference, edited by Selwyn R. Cudjoe, pp. 339-45. Wellesley, Mass.: Calaloux Publications, 1990.

[In the following essay, Rodriguez provides a brief literary and political history of the Caribbean, focusing mainly on its female writers and their place in traditional Caribbean cultural society.]

If we agree that the Caribbean is a fragmented, small region because of its political, economic, and language differences, we must also agree that even within so-called common language sectors, great differences...

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