Chapter 10: Late Twentieth Century
and Postmodernism

Oscar Hijuelos

© Paul P. Reuben
June 16, 2014

Outside Links: | Biography | NY TIMES Obituary, October 13, 2013

Site Links: | Chap. 10: Index | Alphabetical List | Table Of Contents | Home Page | MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

NY Times July 2, 2010

Primary Works

Our House in the Last World. New York : Persea Books, 1983.

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989.

The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993.

Mr. Ives' Christmas. New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 1995.

Empress of the Splendid Season, 1999

A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good), 2002

Dark Dude, 2008

Beautiful Maria of My Soul, 2010

Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir, 2011

Selected Bibliography

Jaimes, Héctor. "Oscar Hijuelos (1951- )." in West-Durán, Alan, Herrera-Sobek, María, and Salgado, César A. eds. Latino and Latina Writers, I: Introductory Essays, Chicano and Chicana Authors; II: Cuban and Cuban American Authors, Dominican and Other Authors, Puerto Rican Authors. NY: Scribner's, 2004. 653-69.

Lazo, Rodrigo. "Oscar Hijuelos: Writer of Work." in Sandín, Lyn Di Iorio and Perez, Richard. eds. Contemporary U.S. Latino/a Literary Criticism. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2007. 227-246.

Pérez Firmat, Gustavo. "Oscar Hijuelos (24 August 1951 - )." in Luis, William and González, Ann. eds. Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers: Second Series. Detroit, MI: Gale; 1994.

- - -. "I Came, I Saw, I Conga'd: Contexts for a Cuban-American Culture." in Delgado, Celeste F. and Muñoz, José E. eds. Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America. Durham, NC: Duke UP. 1997. 239-54.

- - -. Life on a Hyphen: The Cuban-American Way. Austin: U of Texas P, 2012.

Pérez Melgosa, Adrián. "Leading the Reader: Intertextuality and Suture in El Beso de la Mujer Araña and The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love." in Cruz Mendizábal, Juan and Fernández Jiménez, Juan. eds. Visión de la narrativa hispánica: Ensayos. Indiana, PA: Department of Spanish and Classical Languages, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1999.

Tourino, Christina M. "Anxieties of Impotence: Cubans in New York City." in McClennen, Sophia A. and Fitz, Earl E. eds. Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 2004. 159-77.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Oscar Hijuelos." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login). 

| Top |