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The Dinner at Gonfarone's – Salomón de la Selva and His Pan-American Project in Nueva York, 1915-1919 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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The Dinner at Gonfarone's: Salomón de la Selva and His Pan-American Project in Nueva York, 1915-1919

Peter Hulme

Abstract

The Dinner at Gonfarone’s is organised as a partial biography, covering five years in the life of the young Nicaraguan poet, Salomón de la Selva, but it also offers a literary geography of Hispanic New York (Nueva York) in the turbulent years around the First World War. De la Selva is of interest because he stands as the largely unacknowledged precursor of Latino writers like Junot Díaz and Julia Álvarez, writing the first book of poetry in English by an Hispanic author. In addition, through what he called his pan-American project, de la Selva brought together in New York writers from all over ... More

Keywords: Salomón de la Selva, Transamerican, Pan-american, Hispanic New York, Latina/o Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786942005
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786942005.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hulme, author