"Rituals of Survival": A Critical Reassessment of the Fiction of Nicholasa Mohr

"Rituals of Survival": A Critical Reassessment of the Fiction of Nicholasa Mohr "Rituals of Survival" A Critical Reassessment of the Fiction of Nicholasa Mohr barbara roche rico Back in 1972, I was asked to write a novel based on short series of vignettes I had completed. It was then that I decided that if I as a woman and my ethnic community did not exist in North American letters, then we would now. Nicholasa Mohr, "The Journey toward a Common Ground"1 The first Rican woman writer to have her fiction published by a major publishing house in the United States and the author of a dozen books for adults and young people, Nicholasa Mohr has been called "the most productive and recognized Nuyorican novelist" writing in the United States.2 Her fiction, which has received numerous awards (including the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, the National Book Award, and the American Book Award of the Before Columbus Foundation), has been praised for "its delicate insight combined with . . . deliberate detail" and for what it has avoided: trendiness, stereotypical representations, and trite endings.3 In spite of Mohr's substantial literary production during the last thirty years, there is currently no critical biography or volume of criticism devoted solely http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

"Rituals of Survival": A Critical Reassessment of the Fiction of Nicholasa Mohr

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"Rituals of Survival" A Critical Reassessment of the Fiction of Nicholasa Mohr barbara roche rico Back in 1972, I was asked to write a novel based on short series of vignettes I had completed. It was then that I decided that if I as a woman and my ethnic community did not exist in North American letters, then we would now. Nicholasa Mohr, "The Journey toward a Common Ground"1 The first Rican woman writer to have her fiction published by a major publishing house in the United States and the author of a dozen books for adults and young people, Nicholasa Mohr has been called "the most productive and recognized Nuyorican novelist" writing in the United States.2 Her fiction, which has received numerous awards (including the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, the National Book Award, and the American Book Award of the Before Columbus Foundation), has been praised for "its delicate insight combined with . . . deliberate detail" and for what it has avoided: trendiness, stereotypical representations, and trite endings.3 In spite of Mohr's substantial literary production during the last thirty years, there is currently no critical biography or volume of criticism devoted solely

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Nov 15, 2007

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