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Juan Bruce-Novoa Papers, 1973-
Writer and critic; born in Costa Rica in 1944, full name Juan David Bruce-Novoa. Received PhD. from University of Colorado, 1974; taught at Yale University 1974-1983, and in Mainz, Germany 1983-1984 as Fulbright scholar. Also taught at Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Trinity University, San Antonio (Tex.); Univ. of California, Irvine. Known for his essays on Mexican and Mexican American literature, short stories, and poetry. His poetry collection Inocencia perversa=Perverse innocence was published in 1977; books on Chicano literature published in 1980, 1982, 1989.
Organized into two series: 1. Literary productions, and 2. Audio tapes. Literary productions are organized into five subseries: Books, Poetry, Short stories, Translations, and Essays.
Collection consists of Bruce-Novoa's literary manuscripts, notes, interviews, and recordings of lectures, discussions and readings. Literary manuscripts include poetry, short stories, essays, and literary criticism. Interviews conducted by Bruce-Novoa are of Mexican American writers Alurista, Rudolfo Anaya, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Abelardo Delgado, Tomás Rivera, Ricardo Sánchez, Nash Candelaria, and others. Participants in lectures and discussions on tape include Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Carlota Cárdenas, Carlos Morton, Felipe Ortego, and others. Books for which there are manuscripts include Inocencia perversa=Perverse innocence, Chicano authors: inquiry by interview; Chicano poetry: a response to chaos, and Retrospace: collected essays on Chicano literature. Short autobiographical pieces are also included.
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Cite as: Juan Bruce-Novoa Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.