TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Landeira, Joy
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Confluencia;Fall2010, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
56521669

 

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