Dancing With Ghosts / Edition 1

Dancing With Ghosts / Edition 1

by Frederick Luis Aldama
     
 


"Aldama's gracefully written biography of Arturo Islas will make a major contribution to U.S. literary and cultural studies. To read Aldama's Dancing with Ghosts is to enter the world of the Chicano imaginative writer, Arturo Islas, as never before. Drawing on a vast instructive archive of unpublished documents, Aldama probes Islas's mind, uncovers Islas'sSee more details below

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"Aldama's gracefully written biography of Arturo Islas will make a major contribution to U.S. literary and cultural studies. To read Aldama's Dancing with Ghosts is to enter the world of the Chicano imaginative writer, Arturo Islas, as never before. Drawing on a vast instructive archive of unpublished documents, Aldama probes Islas's mind, uncovers Islas's passions, and follows the writer and scholar's career."—José David Saldívar, author of Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies and The Dialectics of Our America

"Arturo Islas identified variously as writer, hedonist, Chicano, academic, gay, Catholic, and aesthete, crossing the borders between these roles with thoughtful abandon. His dark life shines brilliantly in Frederick Aldama's Dancing with Ghosts. To know Islas intimately is to understand a life lived fully and painfully, one whose literary legacy touches us still."—Tom Miller, author of On the Border: Portraits of America's Southwestern Frontier

"Danicing with Ghosts is a brilliant excursion into the life of critically acclaimed Chicano writer, Arturo Islas. Author Frederick Aldama weaves a textured narrative of a life marked by brilliance and illness; talent and addictions; writing and sexuality. Aldama's work sensitively and splendidly reconstructs the biography of a talented poet/novelist and in so doing provides the reader with a different cartography of the Chicano/a experience."—Maria Herrera-Sobek, author of The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243927
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Bringing the Dead to Life
Chapter One: "Sonny"
Chapter Two: Bio-Graph
Chapter Three: Sexuality
Chapter Four: Death and Rebirth
Chapter Five: Being Chicano
Coda: "A Dancing with Ghosts"
Chronology of Major Events
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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