Sunday, April 08, 2007

EPTimes article by Christine Granados

article about a NY Times editor's recent talk at UTEP... how many of these big lecture series at universities on the border continue to undermine and outright ignore Chicana/o literature.

"When the guero is finished with his talk, I buy his book so I can ask him what role he thinks Chicano literature is going to play in American letters. And because I asked straight up like that, he couldn't bring up Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who we both know ain't Mexican-American. The pobre had to answer something, and you know what he told me? He just doesn't see it having a big role in literature, such as other media and the Internet." --from "Who knows the future of literature..." in today's EPTimes by Christine Granados, author of Brides and Sinners in El Chuco.