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By Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak

Through a chain of interviews with 9 acclaimed authors, Conversations with Mexican American Writers explores the languages and literature of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as a confluence of social, cultural, ancient, and political forces. of their conversations, those authors talk about their linguistic offerings in the context of language guidelines and language attitudes within the usa, in addition to the East Coast publishing industry's mandates.

The interviews show the cultural and geographical marginalization continued by way of Mexican American writers, whose voices are muted simply because they produce literature from the remotest components of the rustic and approximately humans at the social fringes. Out of those interviews emerges a portrait of the borderlands as a dynamic house of overseas trade, person who is located and will in basic terms be understood totally inside a world context.

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