American literature--Women authors--20th century.; Hispanic American women--Intellectual life--20th century.
Thesis advisor: Dr. Antonio García Lozada.; "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Spanish."; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,1998; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 67-71).
American literature -- Hispanic American authors; Masculinity
This thesis focuses on how the male-male relationships in contemporary Latino novels by Piri Thomas, Abraham Rodriguez, Jr., Junot Díaz, Arturo Islas, and John Rechy help or hurt the protagonists’ developing masculinity and overall sense of self....