versión ISSN 0717-6848
CANOVAS, Rodrigo. Mexican lebanese writtings: Sketching the American cedar. Acta lit. [online]. 2009, n.38, pp. 9-26. ISSN 0717-6848. doi: 10.4067/S0717-68482009000100002.
In this work we present an overview of Mexican literature centered in the Lebanese immigration experience. First there is a brief historical introduction about immigration and then we study the following texts: Las tres primeras personas by Hector Azar, Las hojas muertas by Barbara Jacobs, and En el verano, la tierra and Memoria de Libano by Carlos Martinez Assad. In conclusion, these writings make a reflection about the Mexican- Lebanese identity regarding the concepts of the orphan, the otherness and cultural assimilation.
Palabras clave : Identity; immigration; Mexican literature; Mexican-Lebanese literature.