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The Moths and Other Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 127

The Moths and Other Stories

Fiction. THE MOTHS AND OTHER STORIES, Helena Maria Viramontes' stories exploring women's struggles to overcome the dictates of family, culture, and church, is in a new edition. Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos often form the backdrop for these haunting stories, but their central, unifying theme deals with the social and cultural values which shape women's lives and which they struggle against with varying degrees of success.

Roll Over, Big Toben
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 130

Roll Over, Big Toben

Fifteen-year-old David Lopez loses his father, his pigeons, and the leader of the gang in his Los Angeles neighborhood before he realizes that he must make an important choice for his future.

Spanish American Women Writers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 645

Spanish American Women Writers

superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in...

Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
  • Language: es
  • Pages: 389

Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage

Published in English as the critically acclaimed A Perfect Silence, winner of the Carey McWilliams Award, Porque hay silencio is the Spanish-language version of a powerful tale of human suffering, courage, and survival. It renders with authenticity and poignancy a young woman's struggle to break out of the cycle of poverty that has entrapped her family for generations. From the surrealistic world of a mental institution, a young woman struggles to come to terms with her past after a failed suicide attempt. From her very birth into abject poverty, Blanca is lost in a nightmarish labyrinth of abuse and deprivation. In vivid and gripping detail, Blanca remembers her victimization at the hands of family and strangers, both in New York and in Puerto Rico. As her destructive odyssey progresses, she becomes a rag doll tossed about by her family and her foster parents, by her brutal husband and by the very institutions meant to help her. This story is a tribute to a woman's capacity to endure and survive. Psychologically accurate and stylistically elegant, the work is imbued with a strong sense of inherent human worth.

El Coyote, the Rebel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 164

El Coyote, the Rebel

A soldier at the age of eleven; an honorably discharged veteran at age of thirteen; a miner, a cotton-picker, a shepherd, and a graduate of Hollywood High, Luis Perez lived an incredible life, which has shaped his story into a vividly-realized autobiographical account. Originally published in 1947, El Coyote , the Rebel tells how the toddler Luis, son of an Aztec mother and a French diplomat father, ended up in the care of an uncle, who soon drank away most of the boys inheritance. Having run away from cruel treatment, Luis by chance came to fight with the rebel armies in the 1910 Mexican Revolution, received the nickname of "El Coyote" for his cunning, and was wounded in combat. Upon being given a discharge and a twenty-dollar bill, he walked across the border to become an American. His story concludes, after an episode of amorous misadventures in a missionary school, with the young hero preparing to marry his true love and solemnly taking the oath of U.S. citizenship, at "the beginning of a new tomorrow."

Diego Rivera the Red
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

Diego Rivera the Red

In this colorful recreation of the childhood and early adulthood of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, his daughter Guadalupe Rivera Marín explores the ideological and artistic development of a revolutionary painter. Rivera Marín begins with a pivotal trip that Diego took with his father at the age of six and continues through his travels in Europe, prior to his return to Mexico, where he would later marry Frida Kahlo and found the muralist movement. With bold colors and decisive brush strokes, Diego Rivera's legacy to the international arts community is undeniable. His murals and paintings grace iconic buildings and cultural centers throughout Mexico, in accordance with Rivera's commitment to...

Herencia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 644

Herencia

An anthology of Hispanic writing in the United States ranges from the age of Spanish exploration to the present day and incorporates works by distinguished Chicano, Nuyorican, Cuban American, and Latino authors.

Nilda
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Nilda

"Damn you bastards, coming here making trouble. Bunch of animals." The two police offers responding to a call about an open fire hydrant lash out furiously at the Puerto Rican residents of New York City's El Barrio neighborhood. It's the summer of 1941, and all ten-year-old Nilda wants to do is enjoy the cool water with her friends. But the policemen's curses end their fun, and their animosity is played out over and over again in Nilda's life. She is repeatedly treated with contempt and even disgust by adults in positions of authority: teachers, nurses and social workers. At home, though, she is surrounded by a large and loving, if somewhat eccentric, family that supports and encourages her ...

The House on Mango Street
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

The House on Mango Street

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-04-30
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  • Publisher: Vintage

The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Stowaway
  • Language: en

Stowaway

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