Helena María ViramontesFiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090501, 20080926
Helena María Viramontes discusses her fiction, including her 2007 novel, Their Dogs Came With Them, a book that offers a profoundly gritty portrait of everyday life in the barrios of East Los Angeles in the 1960s. Viramontes teaches English at Cornell University, and is also the author of Under the Feet of Jesus and The Moths and Other Stories. In 2006, she won both the Luis Leal Award and the John Dos Passos Award for Literature.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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