Just as mariners use triangulation, so, David J. Vázquez contends, Latino authors in late twentieth-century America employ the coordinates of ideas of self to find their way to new, complex identities. Through this metaphor, Vázquez reveals how Latino autobiographical texts, written after the 1960s rise of cultural nationalism, challenge mainstream notions of individual identity and national belonging in the U.S.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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