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09/24/2013 11:42 am ET

On Hispanic Heritage Month, A Look At The Precursors Of Latino Literature

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Long before Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, or Oscar Hijuelos published their first books, before even the notion of Latino literature existed, there were already many writers—both men and women—producing the works which constitute the foundations of that literature. These are some of their names:

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