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The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century


Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Merced. He has published the books Cantas a Marte y das batalla a Apolo: Cinco estudios sobre Gaspar de Villagrá (2014), With a Book in Their Hands: Chicano/a Readers and Readerships Across the Centuries (2014, edited), a scholarly edition of Gaspar de Villagrá’s Historia de la nveva Mexico (2010), Gaspar de Villagrá: Legista, soldado y poeta (2009), Life in Search of Readers: Reading (in) Chicano/a Literature(2003), La voz urgente: Antología de literatura chicana en español (1995, 1999, and 2006), and Rolando Hinojosa y su “cronicón” chicano: Una novela del lector (1993). His scholarly articles have appeared in numerous edited volumes and journals, Martín-Rodríguez was recently elected Académico de Número by the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

Beth Hernandez-Jason is a lecturer with the Merritt Writing Program at the University of California, Merced. Her dissertation examines the work of John Rechy through the lens of reader response and reception theories, and also documents the impact his work had and continues to have on transnational literature and everyday readers. Her work has appeared in MELUS, AztlánVentana Abierta, Camino Real, and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage series.

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More than fifty years after his literary debut, John Rechy continues fascinating readers and critics. The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century is the first critical volume completely devoted to the analysis of his works. Scholars from eight different academic institutions have collaborated to offer a rich and provocative collection that addresses such major questions as sexual identities, ethnicity, Chicanismo, urban geographies, queer subjectivities, autobiographical discourse, the gothic, intertextuality, the decolonial imaginary, reading, and reception. John Rechy contributes an essay on “Real People as Fictional Characters,” as well as a thorough interview discussing his literary career. A must read for the fields of Literature, Queer Studies, Chicano/a Studies, and Gender and Sexuality, among others.


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