López, Iraida

About the author: Iraida H. López has a PhD in Hispanic Literatures from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of new York. She is an assistant professor of Spanish at the School of American and International Studies at Ramapo College. Her articles and interviews have appeared in several major journals.

La AutobiografÍa Hispana ContemporÁnea En Los Estados UnidosA Través Del Celeidoscopio
2001 0-7734-7375-0
This study focuses on the dieverse fiews on identity and cultural location inscribed in Latino/a autobiographical writings. Identities go beyond ethnic and national identity to become pluridimensional and postmodern. It contains close readings of seven Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano/a contemporary autobiographies: Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Piri Thomas, Luis J. Rodríguez, Nicholasa Mohr, Gloria Anzaldúa, Norma Elia Cantú, and Judith Ortiz Cofer, in addition to a number of autobiographical essays. In Spanish