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Life on the Hyphen free pdf An expanded, updated edition of the classic study of Cuban-American culture, this engaging book, which mixes the author's own story with his reflections as a trained observer, explores how both famous and ordinary members of the "1.5 Generation" (Cubans who came to the United States as children or teens) have lived "life on the hyphen"-neither fully Cuban nor fully American, but a fertile hybrid of both. Offering an in-depth look at Cuban-Americans who have become icons of popular and literary culture-including Desi Arnaz, Oscar Hijuelos, musician Perez Prado, and crossover pop star Gloria Estefan, as well as poets Jose Kozer and Orlando Gonzalez Esteva, performers Willy Chirino and Carlos Oliva, painter Humberto Calzada, and others-Gustavo Perez Firmat chronicles what it means to be Cuban in America. The first edition of Life on the Hyphen won the Eugene M. Kayden National University Press Book Award and received honorable mentions for the Modern Language Association's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and the Latin American Studies Association's Bryce Wood Book Award.

About Gustavo Perez Firmat

Born in Havana and raised in Miami, GUSTAVO PEREZ FIRMAT is currently the David Feinson Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University in New York City, as well as a resident of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A noted writer and scholar, he is the author of many books, including the award-winning Life on the Hyphen: The Cuban-American Way, and numerous essays and reviews. Newsweek included him among "100 Americans to watch for in the 21st century" and Hispanic Business Magazine selected him as one of the "100 most influential Hispanics" in the United States.

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Author : Gustavo Perez Firmat
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Data Published : 01 May 2012
ISBN : 0292735995
EAN : 9780292735996
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 254 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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