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Bordering Fires The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/A Literature

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ISBN-10: 1400077184

ISBN-13: 9781400077182

Edition: 2006

Authors: Cristina Garc�a

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As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In "Bordering Fires," the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina Garc'a presents a richly diverse cross-cultural conversation. Beginning with Mexican masters such as Alfonso Reyes and Juan Rulfo, Garc'a highlights historic voices such as "the godfather of Chicano literature" Rudolfo Anaya, and Gloria Anzaldoea, who made a powerful case for language that reflects bicultural experience. From the fierce evocations of Chicano reality in Jimmy…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Cristina Garc#237;a is the author of six novels, including the National Book Award finalist Dreaming in Cuban; children's books; anthologies; and poetry. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award, among other honors, and is currently University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. Visit her website at CristinaGarciaNovelist.com.nbsp;nbsp;

Introduction
Prelude: Samuel Ramos: Excerpt from "The Use of Thought"
Early Influences
"Major Aranda's Hand"
"My Cousin Agueda" and "In the Wet Shadows"
Excerpt from Pedro Paramo
"L.A. Nocturne: The Angels"
Chicano/A Voices 1
"How to Tame a Wild Tongue"
"India"
"Meditations on the South Valley: Poem IX"
"B. Traven Is Alive and Well in Cuernavaca"
Contemporary Mexican Voices
Excerpt from The Death of Artemio Cruz
Introduction from Here's to You, Jesusa!
"The Day of the Dead" and "I Speak of the City"
Excerpt from The Book of Lamentations
Chicano/A Voices 2
"Daddy with Chesterfields in a Rolled Up Sleeve"
"Never Marry a Mexican"
"Maria de Covina"
Excerpt from Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
New Departures
"Hagiography of the Apostate"
"Aunt Leonor" and "Aunt Natalia"
"Identity Hour or, What Photos Would You Take of the Endless City?"
"Fish of Fleeting Skin"
Notes About the Authors
Permissions Acknowledgments