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Review 89: The Americas in New York: Writing and Arts in La Gran Manzana

Review 89

November 17, 2014

Review 89 (Fall 2014; The Americas in New York), guest-edited by Nicolás Kanellos (founder of Arte Público Press and Brown Foundation professor at the University of Houston), compiles critical essays, creative texts, book reviews and art by/about Latino writers/artists whose work has contributed to the cultural wealth of New York. Among the critical essays in this issue are contributions by scholars Silvio Torres-Saillant, Laura Lomas, and Vanessa Pérez Rosario, exploring, respectively, Dominican writers in New York, the oeuvres of seminal Puerto Rican poets; and a panorama of Latina writers. The issue also showcases an interview of singer/composer Rubén Blades (in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes), and another conversation with author Isabel Allende and journalist Amy Goodman (from their event at the Americas Society); and original fiction, poetry, and essays by contemporary writers from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic, including Carlos Aguasaco, Carmen Boullosa, Angie Cruz, Lyn Di lorio, Isaac Goldemberg, José Kozer, Julio Marzán, J. L. Torres, Sergio Troncoso, and Lila Zemborain. Special features include memorial pieces on Oscar Hijuelos, Tato Laviera, and Juan Gelman; an essay on contemporary Latin American visual arts in New York; an essay on Pablo Neruda by Edwin Williamson; and a reflection by Gregory Rabassa on his translation of Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. Review 89 concludes with reviews of the latest publications by Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Edwidge Danticat, Álvaro Enrigue, João Paulo Cuenca, and others.

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