Tender Accents of Sound

Spanish in the Chicano Novel in English
Ernst Rudin


A book-length analysis of the use of Spanish in the Chicano novel. Analyzes the Spanish language elements in nineteen Chicano prose narratives in English. Works studied include Raymond Barrio’s The Plum Plum Pickers, Ron Arias’s The Road to Tamazunchale, Nash Candelaria’s Memories of the Alhambra, Rolando Hinojosa’s The Valley, and Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima.

“An extremely well-researched book that will appeal to those interested in the linguistic aspects of contemporary Chicano/a prose narrative . . .” —Choice

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