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Luis, William

Works: 33 works in 178 publications in 3 languages and 8,256 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ7082.N7, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Luis
Culture and customs of Cuba by William Luis( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba continues to loom large in U.S. consciousness and politics. Luis, of Cuban descent, provides detailed, clear insight into religion, customs, economy, media, performing arts and creative arts, and cinema. Presented in the context of three interrelated periods in Cuban history - the Colonial, the Republic, and Castro's Revolution - this book explores Cuba's dynamic culture. The contributions of Cubans in exile are included as well. This much-needed resource will give students and other readers an in-depth view of our important island neighbor. -- from back cover
Looking out, looking in : anthology of Latino poetry by William Luis( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive anthology that focuses on poetry from the four largest Latino groups in the United States: Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans and Dominican Americans. Includes works from more than 80 Latino poets writing from the mid-twientieth century to the present, dealing with a variety of issues from those specific to the Hispanic experience to more universal concerns
Modern Latin-American fiction writers( Book )

18 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elena Poniatowska -- Manuel Puig -- Augusto Roa Bastos -- João Guimarães Rosa -- Juan Rulfo -- Severo Sarduy -- Lygia Fagundes Telles -- Asturo Uslar Pietri -- Luisa Valenzuela -- Manuel Zapata Olivella
Modern Latin-American fiction writers( Book )

17 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays on younger writers who are leaving or will leave a lasting mark in Latin-American literature and whose works reflect the local conditions of Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Cuba, and Colombia but which also narrate themes which transcend the concerns of any one country and appeal to a broader audience
Dance between two cultures : Latino Caribbean literature written in the United States by William Luis( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dance Between Two Cultures, William Luis analyzes the most salient and representative narrative and poetic works of the newest literary movement to emerge in Spanish American and U.S. literatures. The book is divided into three sections, focused on representative Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, and Dominican American authors. Luis traces the writers' origins and influences from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing especially on the contemporary works of Oscar Hijuelos, Julia Alvarez, Cristina Garcia, and Piri Thomas, among others. While engaging in close readings of the texts, Luis places them in a broader social, historical, political, and racial perspective to expose the tension between text and context
Voices from under : Black narrative in Latin America and the Caribbean by William Luis( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Dispositivos en la flor : Cuba, literatura desde la Revolución by Edmundo Desnoes( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary bondage : slavery in Cuban narrative by William Luis( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of a slave = Autobiografía de un esclavo by Juan Francisco Manzano( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En face bilingual edition of only extant Latin American slave narrative written during slavery era. Original Spanish punctuation, spelling, and syntax corrected and modernized by Schulman; translation is of this new version of text. Introduction, notes, chronology give extensive background. Excellent for undergraduate classroom use. Scholars may prefer original text"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Las vanguardias literarias en el Caribe : Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana : bibliografía y antología crítica by William Luis( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lunes de Revolución : literatura y cultura en los primeros años de la Revolución Cubana by William Luis( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lunes de Revolución (23-03-1959 / 06-11-1961), suplemento literario del periódico Revolución, órgano del Movimiento 26 de Julio, recogió en sus páginas el fervor, el entusiasmo, las dificultades y los conflictos de los primeros años de la Revolución Cubana. A la mayoritaria esperanza colectiva se unían la improvisación y las primeras pugnas por dotar de un sesgo ideológico determinado al proceso recién iniciado. Bajo la dirección de Guillermo Cabrera Infante y la subdirección de Pablo Armando Fernández, los 131 números de Lunes de Revolución fueron un reflejo de las difíciles relaciones entre cultura y política. Con el cierre del magazín en 1961 se llegaba al final de la luna de miel entre los intelectuales y la Revolución, y se pasaba de una etapa de espontaneidad y pluralismo a otra de institucionalización y oficialismo de la cultura
Translating Latin America : culture as text by an Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture as Text Translating Latin America( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of a runaway slave by Esteban Montejo( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1966, Miguel Barnet's Biography of a Runaway Slave provides the written history of the life of Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier fighting against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence ... Barnet recorded his interviews with the 103-year-old Montejo during the onset of the Cuban Revolution."--Page 4 of cover
The AmeRícan poet : essays on the work of Tato Laviera( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of thirteen essays, an introduction, and a foreword, by fifteen established and emerging scholars. Known as a Nuyorican poet, Laviera is more appropriately celebrated as an AmeRícan writer of national and international prominence. As a whole, the essays discuss diverse aspects of Laviera's life and substantial body of work that includes five published collections of poetry, twelve written and staged plays, and many years of political, social, literary, and healthcare activism. Tato Laviera's poetry celebrates working class people and their culture, regardless of ethnicity. He is the inheritor of the Spanish oral tradition, with all of its classical formulas; the African oral tradition, with its connection to music and spirituality ; and the performance imperative of the beat poets
113 Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers by William Luis( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antislavery narratives by William Luis( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Latin American fiction writers( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

César Leante : the politics of fiction by William Luis( )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of literary biography.( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature in Revolutionary Cuba by Miguel Barnet( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Culture and customs of Cuba
Dance between two cultures : Latino Caribbean literature written in the United StatesVoices from under : Black narrative in Latin America and the CaribbeanLunes de Revolución : literatura y cultura en los primeros años de la Revolución Cubana
Alternative Names
Luis, Willi.

Luis, Willi 1948-

Luis, William

English (118)

Spanish (44)

French (1)