Lengua Fresca Latinos Writing on the Edge

ISBN-10: 0618656707

ISBN-13: 9780618656707

Edition: 2006

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Description: Brazen, bold, edgy, and fresh: an unexpected take on Latino life, spotlighting some of the cultures most exciting innovative and emerging voices. An entertaining, provocative and often exhilarating collection, Lengua Fresca celebrates some of the most original and cutting-edge work to emerge from the cultural collide that is Latino life in the United States. Featuring an eclectic mix of Latino writing-including fiction, journalism, essays, comics, and even cultural ephemera-this unique anthology showcases literature found in unexpected places. Selections include stories from Salvador Plascencia, Christina Henriquez, and Ana Menendez; graphic pieces from the Hernandez brothers (creators of the groundbreaking comix Love and Rockets) and Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha); and essays by Stephanie Elizondo Griest and Dagoberto Gilb on pop culture topics such as The George Lopez Show and Taco Bell. The growth of Spanglish, the lingua franca of Hispanic communities, is highlighted as well. Compiled by the editors of the classroom favorite Growing Up Latino, Lengua Fresca offers an unconventional window on a vibrant, quickly expanding culture.

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Chango
The visitor
Don Quixote en Spanglish
Tia Olivia serves Wallace Stevens a Cuban egg
Agua Pa' La Gente
Killer Cronica
Pelos en la lengua
Exiles
La Extranjera
La Cucaracha
The KKK comes to hoppers
Menu
The people of paper
Tomato Potatoe
Practice tattoos
Godoy lives
Lexicon of exile
Tijuana Cop
The mission
Invasions, 1916
Trace elements of random tea parties
An island of illusions
Mother Jones
Ashes
Good as yesterday
Loving Che
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