The Chicano Elegy: Urban Lament and Consolation in José Montoya's "El Louie" and J.L. Navarro's "To a Dead Lowrider."

Landeira, Joy
October 2010
Confluencia;Fall2010, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p112
Poetry Review
The article offers poetry criticism of the poem "El Louie" by José Montoya and "To a Dead Lowrider" by J. L. Navarro. The author examines various aims and aspects of the subgenre of poetry called elegy, or elegía, in Spanish, including the announcement and lament of death, consolation regarding the nature of death, and a message about resolution of personal conflict. The thematic structure of the poems are explored in light of themes of Chicano literature, including heroism in war.


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