A howl to the heavens: Art in the life of first- and second-generation Cuban Americans

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In a review of Phillip Roth's prolific contribution to American literature, the critic Claudia Roth Pierpont observes about the central character in Roth's most notorious book that Alexander Portnoy's onanistic hold to the flesh is "literally, in rebellion against the life that is being forced upon him⋯ a fiercely comic shtick that is also a howl to the heavens" (Pierpont 2006, 82). The same may be said about much of art, including the art of Cuban Americans in the United States.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationArt in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780813547572
StatePublished - 2010

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