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Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature  Edited by Dagoberto Gilb

Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature
Edited by Dagoberto Gilb
Southwestern Writers Collection Series, The Wittliff Collections
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, 2006
ISBN:978-0-826-34125-9
544 pp., 20 color plates, 55 halftones
Hardcover: $39.95
Paperback: $29.95
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Hecho en Tejas is a historic anthology that establishes the canon of Mexican American literature in Texas. With close to one hundred selections chosen, the book reaches back to the sixteenth-century exploration narrative of Texas’s first Spanish-speaking writer, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca. It features prose by Américo Paredes and Jovita Gonzalez, Rolando Hinojosa and Tomás Rivera, Estela Trambley Portillo, and Sandra Cisneros. Among the poets included in the anthology are Ricardo Sánchez, Carmen Tafolla, Angela de Hoyos, and Abelardo Lalo” Delgado. Hecho en Tejas also includes corridos from the turn of the century and verses sung by music legends such as Lydia Mendoza and Santiago Jimenez, Sr., Freddy Fender, and Selena. In addition to these established names, already known across the United States, Hecho en Tejas introduces such younger writers as Christine Granados, Erasmo Guerra, and Tonantzin Canestaro-Garcia, the famous Tejano authors of tomorrow.