ERIC Number: ED189234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Political Aspects of Puerto Rican Literature, Primarily Insular.
Supporting her theory that the Puerto Rican has a uniqueness which she calls "el jibaro," Maria Teresa Babin has edited an anthology, "Borinquen." The anthology, a political treatise in its own right, presents an historical and topical view of "representative" Puerto Rican literature. The literature, sometimes superficially nonpolitical, serves a political purpose as Babin interprets its meaning in her introduction to each section. The cry for freedom, for dignity, and for involvement in one's own destiny remains constant in every work. Babin has given to the English speaking reader a collection of Puerto Rican literature which represents the best writing of the culture and shows the reader how to read it. The political theme may not be denied or ignored as writers call for the right to their own language, their own architecture, and their own alliances. By geographical incident and innate nature, the Puerto Rican is political, whether on the island or the mainland. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper due to smudged print.