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As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives. Edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano, Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that present a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today. With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life. Stories range from sensual pieces to comical romances and from inner- city dramas fueled by street language to portraits of gay domesticity, making this a much-needed collection for many different kinds of readers. The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of "gay" and "lesbian."

ISBN

9780299282240

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

University of Wisconsin Press

City

Madison, WI

Keywords

LGBTQ, latino, literature, gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies

Disciplines

Latin American Literature | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

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Edited by: Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano

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Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing

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