New Queer Latino Writing

Book - 2011
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As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives. Edited by L#65533;zaro Lima and Felice Picano, Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that present a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today. With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life. Stories range from sensual pieces to comical romances and from inner-city dramas fueled by street language to portraits of gay domesticity, making this a much-needed collection for many different kinds of readers. The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of "gay" and "lesbian."

Finalist, Over the Rainbow selection, American Library Association

Finalist, LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary Awards

Best Special Interest Books, selected by the American Association of School Librarians

Best Special Interest Books, selected by the Public Library Reviewers
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780299282240
Call Number: F AMBIENTE
Characteristics: xiv, 206 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Picano, Felice 1944-
Lima, Lázaro


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This collection of fiction by new and established authors presents a portrait of Latino LGBT experiences in the United States.

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Oct 04, 2017

When I saw this book on the shelf, I was excited. Sadly, the book did not deliver. I found myself skipping through a lot of the stories and gave up about 2/3 through.


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