This essay's approach to the diverse corpus that constitutes contemporary Cuban American prose and poetry is not strictly based on the traditional concept of generation nor does it base its conclusions on the dates the writers arrived from Cuba. Instead, the linking factor is the presence of a shared perspective toward the idea of exile and displacement. From this analysis, three distinct sensibilities emerge that can be grouped under the categories of exile, hybrid and ethnic.
Alvarez-Borland, Isabel. “Cuban American Literature.” Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States, edited by Ilan Stavans. Grolier Academic Reference, 2005, pp. 462-67.