Latin American Literature in Translation Book Club
Come join us in discussing great works of literature from Latin America. We will read books translated into English and discuss the importance of the book to their country of origin. This group hopes to invite beginners interested in Latin America and those already familiar with Latin America to use novels as a way of discussing the formation of history and culture in the Americas.
This discussion will be led by Francisco Cardona (M.A. in Comparative Literature)
We will discuss is The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre
The Puerto Rican-born Ferré is a prolific writer in Spanish of poetry, criticism, children's books, and fiction (e.g., Sweet Diamond Dust, Ballantine, 1989), but this is her first novel to be written originally in English. A superb storyteller, she here interweaves the passions and struggles of two families of Isabel and of her husband Quintín, and several decades of Puerto Rican history, with conflicts of race, class, and changing relations with Spain and the United States.
We invite you to preserve the literature and art of Puerto Rico in their time of need. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend as we explore this underrepresented island through one of their more contemporary novels.