Historical Context

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Literary Heritage
Magic realism is a fictional style, popularized by Gabriel García Márquez, that appears most often in South...

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Literary Style

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Ortiz Cofer wrote "The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica" in free verse, which varies line length and does not have an...

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Bibliography and Further Reading

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Acosta-Belen, Edna, review, in Melus, Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall, 1993, p. 15.

Ocasio, Rafael, ‘‘The...

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Sources for Further Study

Booklist. XC, November 15, 1993, p.609.

Library Journal. CXVIII, November 1, 1993, p.93.

Publishers Weekly. CCXL, November 8, 1993, p.60.

Topics for Further Study

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Read other selections from Ortiz Cofer's The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry. Do you find themes similar to those addressed in "The Latin...

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What Do I Read Next?

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Santiago, Roberto, ed., in Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings—An Anthology, includes more than fifty selections of poetry,...

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