New Book: Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer

A new book, Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer, edited by Lorraine M. López and Molly Crumpton Winter, was recently published by Caribbean Studies Press (August 2012).

Description: Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer is the first book-length collection of scholarship on her writing, which establishes Ortiz Cofer as a significant contemporary American author. Ten analytical essays and four interviews explore the complexity and originality of her work and her central themes of Puerto Rican identity, cross-cultural experience, and the female perspective in a shifting multicultural world.

This collection discusses almost all of Ortiz Cofer’s writing, including her most popular and influential works such as Silent Dancing, The Latin Deli, and A Love Song Written in Spanish. This book is organized into sections that highlight her achievements in prose, poetry, and the mixed-genre writing.

The contributors include award-winning poets, fiction writers, and scholars of American Literature, Latino/a Studies and Women’s Studies, which makes this collection a unique and much-needed addition to the scholarship of Hispanic, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, multicultural, and women’s literature.

For more information, see http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Book-Review%3A-Rituals-of-Movement-in-the-Writing-of-Judith-Ortiz-Cofer-12338.html and http://www.caribbeanstudiespress.com/catalog.php?book_number=49&action=image&PHPSESSID=92ff4d83b26aa52fbf5aa384c8d9a550

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