Renaming the Earth: Personal Essays

Renaming the Earth: Personal Essays

by Ray Gonzalez
     
 

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"In his distinctive and spirited way, Ray Gonzalez - the well-known essayist, poet, fiction writer, and anthologist - reflects on the American Southwest. It is a place that tugs at him, from its arid desert landscapes to its polyglot cities - part Mexican, part Anglo, part something in-between." Rooted in the desert sand and in the hanks of the Rio Grande, the muddy… See more details below

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"In his distinctive and spirited way, Ray Gonzalez - the well-known essayist, poet, fiction writer, and anthologist - reflects on the American Southwest. It is a place that tugs at him, from its arid desert landscapes to its polyglot cities - part Mexican, part Anglo, part something in-between." Rooted in the desert sand and in the hanks of the Rio Grande, the muddy river that forms the border between nations, these essays are by turns lyrical, mournful, warm to the ways of the land, and lukewarm to the ways of man.

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"Gonzalez crafts visually stunning imagery that both disquiets and soothes, and reflects a harsh reality while proposing a more harmonious acceptance." —Booklist“Gonzalez brilliantly and with great passion renames the Earth not only for his benefit, but for ours, as well.” – El Paso Times

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ISBN-13:
9780816524075
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
10/09/2008
Series:
Camino del Sol Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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