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Memory Fever: A Journey Beyond El Paso Del Norte {FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION}

Gonzalez, Ray

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ISBN 10: 0816520119 / ISBN 13: 9780816520114
Editorial: The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 1999
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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"This difficult book to write is filled with awe and acts of learning and doing. It is my first tribute to my home, but it will not be the last. The title essay is a transition piece toward distance, wisdom, and the future. Forthcoming essays will deal with the environmental and cultural realities of life on the border as the new century arrives.My essays are not about polarity or creating new borders between the frailty of people and the vulnerability of the desert terrain. They are about taking the consequences of our daily lives and finding new hope as we wander across a precious landscape we were fortunate to have been given." This book has 223 pages. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author, Ray Gonzalez. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 063873

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Título: Memory Fever: A Journey Beyond El Paso Del ...

Editorial: The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Paperback Edition {First Printing}

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Sinopsis:

For poet Ray Gonzalez, growing up in El Paso during the 1960s was a time of loneliness and vulnerability. He encountered discrimination in high school not only for being Latino but also for being a non-athlete in a school where sports were important. Like many young people, he found diversion in music; unlike most, he found solace in the desert. In these vignettes, Gonzalez shares memories of boyhood that tell how he discovered the natural world and his creative spirit.

Through 29 storylike essays, Gonzalez takes readers into the heart of the desert and the soul of a developing poet. He introduces us to the people who shaped his life. We learn of his father's difficulties with running a pool hall and of his grandmother's steadfast religious faith. We meet sinister Texas Rangers, hallucinatory poets, illegal aliens, and racist high school jocks. His vivid recollections embrace lizard hunts and rattlesnake dreams, rock music and menudo making—all in stories that convey the pains and joys of growing up on the border. As Gonzalez leads us through his desert of hope and vision, we come to recognize the humor and sadness that permeate this special place.

About the Author:

Ray Gonzalez is a professor of literature at the University of Minnesota, he is the author of 14 books and has also edited more than a dozen anthologies of poetry and fiction and is the recipient of the Carr P. Collins/Texas Institute of Letters Award, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award, the Western Heritage Award, the Latino Heritage Award, and the Minnesota Book Award.

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