Reading Julia Alvarez (Pop Lit Book Club) (Hardcover)

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This comprehensive overview of Julia Alvarez's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry offers biographical information and parses the author's important works and the intentions behind them.

Reading Julia Alvarez reviews the author's acclaimed body of writing, exploring both the works and the woman behind them. The guide opens with a brief biography that includes the saga of the Alvarez family's flight from the Dominican Republic when Julia was ten, and carries her story through the philanthropic organic coffee farm that she and her husband now operate in that nation.

The heart of the book is a broad overview of Alvarez's literary achievements, followed by chapters that discuss individual works and a chapter on her poetry. The book also looks at how the author's writings grapple with and illuminate contemporary issues, and at Alvarez's place in pop culture, including an examination of film adaptations of her books. Through this guide, readers will better understand the relevance of Alvarez's works to their own lives and to new ways of thinking about current events.

About the Author

Alice L. Trupe is associate professor of English and directs the writing center at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780313383953
ISBN-10: 0313383952
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: March 21st, 2011
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Pop Lit Book Club