Last Supper of Chicano Heroes Selected Works of Jose Antonio Burciaga

ISBN-10: 0816526621
ISBN-13: 9780816526628
Edition: 2008
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Description: Widely considered one of the most important voices in the Chicano literary canon, Jos Antonio Burciaga was a pioneer who exposed inequities and cultural difficulties through humor, art, and deceptively simple prose. In this anthology and tribute,  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Widely considered one of the most important voices in the Chicano literary canon, Jos Antonio Burciaga was a pioneer who exposed inequities and cultural difficulties through humor, art, and deceptively simple prose. In this anthology and tribute, Mimi Gladstein and Daniel Chacn bring together dozens of remarkable examples of Burciagas work. His work never demonstrates machismo or sexism, as he believed strongly that all Chicano voices are equally valuable. Best known for his books Weedee Peepo, Drink Cultura, and Undocumented Love, Burciaga was also a poet, cartoonist, founding member of the comedy troupe Cultura Clash, and a talented muralist whose well-known work The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes became almost more famous than the man. This first and only collection of Burciagas work features thirty-eight illustrations and incorporates previously unpublished essays and drawings, including selections from his manuscript The Temple Gang, a memoir he was writing at the time of his death. In addition, Gladstein and Chacn address Burciagas importance to Chicano letters. A joy to read, this rich compendium is an important contribution not only to Chicano literature but also to the preservation of the creative, spiritual, and political voice of a talented and passionate man.

Acknowledgments
Editors' Introduction
Adelante!
Cosas Linguisticas
Essays
Bilingualism Isn't Just for Hispanics, You Know (1980, San Jose Mercury)
An Anglicized Nightmare in Official English (1981, San Jose Mercury)
Chicano Terms of Endearment (1988, Weedee Peepo)
Por Quien Dobla la Campana-For Whom the Bell Tolls (1988, uncollected)
Pendejismo (1993, Drink Cultura)
What's in a Spanish Name? (1995, Spilling the Beans)
Ay Caramba! (1995, Spilling the Beans)
Bilingual Cognates (1995, Spilling the Beans)
Spanish Words in Anglo-American Literature: A Chicano Perspective (1996, Spanish Loanwords in the English Language)
Poetry
Lo del Corazon (1986, 1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
Modismos (1980, 1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
Colors Have No Translations (date unknown, uncollected)
Cartoons
Las Fronteras of Culture Clash
Essays
Living Astride the Line between Two Cultures Can Be Difficult (1980, Denver Post)
The First Thanksgiving (1988, Weedee Peepo)
An Anglo, Jewish, Mexican Christmas (1988, Weedee Peepo)
E.T. and Me (1988, Weedee Peepo)
The White Gospel (1991, uncollected)
Reasons to Celebrate El Cinco de Mayo (1993, Drink Cultura)
The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes (1993, Drink Cultura)
Pachucos and the Taxicab Brigade (1993, San Jose Weekly)
Quetzalcoatl (1993, Spilling the Beans)
One Who Knows Finds No Humor in Prejudice (date unknown, uncollected)
For Whites Only (1991, uncollected)
Chicano Art: A War That Was Never Won (date unknown, uncollected)
Fiction
It's in the Mail (date unknown, uncollected)
La Puerta (1992, Mirrors beneath the Earth)
Poetry
Redwood City (1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
El Juan from Sanjo (1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
Sister Maria de la Natividad Burciaga Zapata (1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
Virgin Variations
Cooks and Comidas
Essays
A Bohemian's Toast (1988, Weedee Peepo)
I Remember Masa (1988, Weedee Peepo)
Tio Pancho and the Margarita (1988, Weedee Peepo)
The Great Taco War (1993, Drink Cultura)
The Joy of Jalapenos (1993, Drink Cultura)
Spilling the Beans (1995, Spilling the Beans)
In Defense of the Jalapeno and Other Chiles (1995, Spilling the Beans)
Poetry
Litany for the Tomato (1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
Berta Crocker's Bicentennial Recipe (1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
Skool Daze (1992, Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado)
From His Sketch Pad
Friends
The Temple Gang (unpublished memoir)
Set'n the Scene: El Paso, Texas
Maria Guadalupe Fernandez
Rabbi Joseph M. Roth
The Day We Saw God
Birth of the Temple Gang
Work and Football
From Hebrew School to St. Patrick's School
Who Killed Jesus Christ?
Mexico, Loved and Surreal

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