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Dolores Prida
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Prida's Beggars Soap Opera (1979) is a musical comedy like Beautiful Señoritas that draws on the popular form of soap operas.

Prida's 1986 play Pantallas contemplates the end of the world, borrowing from soap operas much as Beautiful Señoritas borrows from Broadway musicals.

Before Night Falls, translated from the Spanish by Dolores M. Koch in 1993, is a highly acclaimed autobiographical work by Reinaldo Arenas, a Cuban writer who immigrated to the United States, as Prida did. The book was made into a film of the same name in 2000, directed by the American artist Julian Schnabel. Both book and film address Arenas's flight from Cuba and the nature of Cuban life under the reign of Fidel Castro.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) is but one work of fiction by Julia Alvarez, who came to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Like...

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