By Asuncion Horno-Delgado
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Territory. As Luis Valdez has declared: "We did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. S. Texts of Puerto Rican women writers follow. We have placed them in the second section, for they reflect a historic situation that peaked during the mid-twentieth century. This literature, sometimes referred to as "Nuyorican,"2 reflects the migration and immigration experience of rural and working-class Puerto Ricans to the New York and Northeast areas. S. after 1959 as a result of the Cuban revolution.
Firebrand Books, 1986), 138. 5 "I am standing, facing my destiny. " Amelia del Castillo, "Cara al viento, " Third Woman 1, no. 2 (1982): 28. ," cited in Marta Esther Sánchez, Contemporary Chicana Poetry: A Critical Approach to an Emerging Literature (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985), 5455. 7 Dexter Fisher's anthology, The Third Woman: Minority Women Writers of the United States (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980), was the first example of the inclusion of Latinas though it contains only Chicanas.
28 In spite of the emergence of this literature and of the efforts by some critics to keep this work alive, there still prevails the resistance to acknowledge it for the reasons discussed above. In this stage of definition, it appears to us that we are at the threshold of the unnamed. S. will also have the most fully developed literature and criticism. The one hundred and forty years between the initial literature and book-length works of criticism devoted to women corresponds to what feminist theorists have described as a process of reconstruction of the disciplines.
Breaking boundaries: Latina writing and critical readings by Asuncion Horno-Delgado