Reading Julia Alvarez

Reading Julia Alvarez

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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. * Chapters on individual works to help the user understand the author's plots, themes, settings, characters, and style * Discussion questions in each chapter to foster student research and facilitate book-club discussion * Sidebars of interesting information * An up-to-date guide to Internet and print resources for further study... family ate in a Spanish restaurant and she was given a Barbie doll dressed like the flamenco dancer in the floor show. That doll had symbolic value, just as the a€œ last dolla€ has, representing the a€œlife-sized dolla€ that the 15-year-old is on her special day ... of disasters: the limousine company that burned down a few days earlier, the cake that wasna#39;t ready on time (because ... Integrated with this narrative are chapters on Hispanic girlsa#39; life prospects, the literature about quinces, the costs ofanbsp;...

Title:Reading Julia Alvarez
Author:Alice Trupe
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011


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