By Asuncion Horno-Delgado
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According to Margo Culley's discussion of women's diaries, it was when the self emerged as a subject that women initiated diary writing; that is, they began to write. 45 Latina inscription into a literary discourse is the result of complex processes that are both historical and personal. 46 Therefore, in order to decode a Latina discourse, understanding the sociocultural construction of Latina subjectivity is imperative. Belsey posits that bourgeois ideology's function is to construct people as subjects so that they feel they have a free will in moving through the social practices, interactions, and configurations of "reality" when, in fact, such free will is non-existent.
This essay seeks to explore the literary, social, political, and economic components that give rise and shape to a Latina literary discourse. S. society. Not surprisingly, there has been both resistance to and ignorance of this literary discourse from the various institutions of the dominant culture. Even in feminist criticism, where one expects broader paradigms than in the male establishment, little, if any, attention is given to Latina literature. A revision of the most progressive anthologies and criticism in the last five years reveals a failure to include a Latina perspective.
Ya soy Luz María Umpierre" Asunción Horno-Delgado Translated by Janet N. Gold 136 A Commentary on the Works of Three Puerto Rican Women Poets in New York Yamila Azize Vargas Translated by Sonia Crespo Vega 146 Latinas at the Crossroads: An Affirmation of Life in Rosario Morales and Aurora Levins Morales' Getting Home Alive Lourdes Rojas 166 Part III. S. Eliana Rivero 189 Dolores Prida's Coser y cantar: Mapping the Dialectics of Ethnic Identity and Assimilation Alberto Sandoval 201 Part IV. Latinoamericanas from Other Countries A Cuban-Panamanian-American-Lawyer-Writer Now in Connecticut (testimonio) Bessy Reyna 223 Page ix An Oral History (testimonio) Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso 229 Marjorie Agosín as Latina Writer Nina M.
Breaking boundaries: Latina writing and critical readings by Asuncion Horno-Delgado