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Although in majority literature this phase has been known to incorporate the "few and famous,'' in the Puerto Rican and Cuban examples, the few who write are hardly famous, being a part of a ''marginal" literature. "31 This is not the case, however, with the permanent residents of the Latin American literary establishment who often hold jobs in prestigious academic institutions. Their literature is the object of studies, dissertations, and panels at con- Page 10 ferences on a par with, or beyond, the Chicanas.

Toni Empringham (Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1981), 11. 2 This term grew out of the fact that New York was the locus of the greatest number of Puerto Rican immigrants. S. S. and from the dominant culture of the Island. S. have adopted this term. Similarly, not all Mexican American writers will identify themselves as Chicanos, a term with political connotations stemming from the Chicano movement of the sixties. Page xiv 3 ''A verbal message, preferably written in order to reach a wide audience, although it may be oral in origin.

S. Texts of Puerto Rican women writers follow. We have placed them in the second section, for they reflect a historic situation that peaked during the mid-twentieth century. This literature, sometimes referred to as "Nuyorican,"2 reflects the migration and immigration experience of rural and working-class Puerto Ricans to the New York and Northeast areas. S. after 1959 as a result of the Cuban revolution. Like the other two groups, those who were raised here generally write in English or bilingually, whereas those who came as adults probably choose Spanish.

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