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In the first study of Latino/a literature to systematically examine the post-Sixties generation of writers, The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature challenges the ways that Latino/a literary studies imagines the relationship of art, politics and the market. Dalleo and Machado Sáez engage with the major critics from the field to dispute the consensus view of Latino/a literature from the 1960s as politically committed and resistant to the market versus the literature of the 1990s as apolitical and assimilationist due to its commodification. This study argues that post-Sixties writers Pedro Pietri, Ernesto Quiñonez, Abraham Rodriguez, Junot Di;az, Angie Cruz, Cristina Garcia and Julia Alvarez have not abandoned politics, but are imagining creative strategies for revitalizing progressive thought through the market.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
American literature -- Hispanic American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- West Indian American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Hispanic American authors -- Political and social views.
Hispanic Americans in literature.
West Indian Americans in literature.