Growing up Latino

ISBN-10: 0395661242
ISBN-13: 9780395661246
Edition: 1992
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Description: From the mean streets of the barrio to the house on Mango Street, from the Mambo Kings to the Garcia Girls, the authors who contribute to this volume transport us across geographies and through cultures in an attempt to articulate the joys,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/26/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

From the mean streets of the barrio to the house on Mango Street, from the Mambo Kings to the Garcia Girls, the authors who contribute to this volume transport us across geographies and through cultures in an attempt to articulate the joys, struggles, defeats, and triumphs of the Latino experience in the United States. Growing Up Latino offers, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of classic and recent Latino writing in English, converging in sometimes shocking, often funny, and always stirring memoirs and stories. Religion, sex, love, language, and family are some of the topics explored in this compelling anthology of fiction and nonfiction. With its laughter and tears, its beauty and power, it is a thoroughly enjoyable book and an unforgettable contribution to the Latino tradition of letters. This diverse collection shatters the myth of a singular U.S.- Latino experience, proving the existence of a rich tradition whose writers, active for more than forty years, are only now being recognized by a rapidly growing audience.

Ilan Stavans is the author of "The Hispanic Condition", "The Riddle of Cantinflas", & "The One-Handed Pianist & Other Stories" as well as the editor of "The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories" & a dictionary of Spanglish, among other volumes. He has been a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee & the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship & the Latino Literature Prize, among other honors. He teaches at Amherst College.

Foreword
Introduction: Soldier of the Culture Wars
Imagining the Family
Daughter of Invention
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Silent Dancing
The Moths
Un Hijo del Sol
An Apology to the Moon Furies
The Ruins
The Closet
Gringolandia
Alien Turf
The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Wayne
Mr. Mendelsohn
On the Road to Texas: Pete Fonseca
Kipling and I
The Hammon and the Beans
Pocho
The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Songs of Self-Discovery
First Communion
Brother Imas
Golden Glass
My Father's Flag
Being Mean
People Should Not Die in June in South Texas
The Monkey Garden
The Apple Orchard
Aria
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