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Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction

Poey, Delia and

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ISBN 10: 0060969172 / ISBN 13: 9780060969172
Editorial: Harper Perennial, New York, New York, 1992
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Casa Camino Real (Las Cruces, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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Preface by Óscar Hijuelos. Signed by Denise Chávez on page 43 of Chávez's short story, Chata, later included in the novel, Face of An Angel. Bump on bottom front cover. A good copy of this important Latino anthology. Inventory #000397. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 000397

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Título: Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction

Editorial: Harper Perennial, New York, New York

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Denise Chavez

Edición: First Edition..

Tipo de libro: Soft Cover

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With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, this important anthology of contemporary fiction represents the wide range of cultures and experiences that mark the diverse ethnic groups of the Latino community.

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Groundbreaking anthology: 29 stories of varying quality by Latino authors writing in English. Cuban, Mexican, New Mexican, and Puerto Rican contributors predominate. The same themes are often repeated--childhood reminiscence, nostalgia for Cuba, character sketches, mean streets, questions of identity and assimilation, romance with ``real'' Americans, alienation between grandmothers and Americanized grandchildren--and they're sometimes handled in an accessible but almost school- essayish style with stock characters. Such material becomes not just informative, though, but fresh in the hands of Lionel G. Garcia writing about children at confession; of Ed Morales in his story of a dangerous Lower East Side block being gentrified; and of Jos‚ Antonio Villarreal in two brief reminiscences. Chata, the cleaning lady created by Denise Ch vez, is so alive that she all but jumps off the page. Ricardo Pau-Llosa's character Martes longs for Cuba but with a twist that leads to an encounter both satirical and surreal. Gustavo P‚rez-Firmat writes of attitudes toward Cuban and American women: a little bit sophomoric but a funny, punny cultural romp. On the very literary side, Alberto Alvaro R¡os contributes an enchanting tale of a circus-train wreck, and Sandra Cisneros a lyrical character sketch. Ed Vega's complex story--about an HIV-positive Puerto Rican doctor who, among other matters, is tempted to seduce his promiscuous ex-wife out of revenge--probes the psychology of intelligence, how people hide from or come to knowledge. Several problematic pieces shift and then end abruptly, excerpts perhaps from novels. Most of the standout stories are by writers with limited or regional reputations, making this a valuable introduction to their work. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Casa Camino Real is a book store based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the Mexican Border. We sell new, used,first edition and out of print books in many languages. We also serve as a Community Resource and Archival Center serving audiences of all ages. We are in the process of creating Museo de La Gente, an arts residency center, a resource library, a workshop & exhibit space as well as a venue for multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-ethnic literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the borderland corridor. We host year-long workshops, readings, panels and arts events for the borderland, national and international community. We believe we can heal the world, one book, one cup of coffee, and one story at a time. In addition to books, we sell folk art, Mexican lobby cards and posters, vintage vinyl and cultural memorabilia in our historic adobe dating from the 1850s.

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