“Under the Skirt of Liberty”: Giannina Braschi Rewrites Empire

  title={“Under the Skirt of Liberty”: Giannina Braschi Rewrites Empire},
  author={A. Cruz-Malav{\'e}},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  pages={801 - 818}
  • A. Cruz-Malavé
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • American Quarterly
  • “‘Under the Skirt of Liberty’: Giannina Braschi Rewrites Empire” traces the inscription of New York City in a tradition of male anti-imperial, subaltern, or divergently modern, broadly Latino discourses that identify the city as a space of gender and sexual dysfunction, and analyzes the work of contemporary New York Puerto Rican poet Giannina Braschi as representative of the ways that contemporary Latino authors have rewritten and redeployed this tradition since the 1980s. The essay identifies… CONTINUE READING
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