Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution

Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution

by Peter Matthiessen, Ilan Stavans
     
 

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"Reading this book becomes an act of self-confrontation, for Peter Matthiessen has made it clear that Cesar Chavez's battle is not only for the agricultural workers but for the redemption of the country. In illuminating the intactness of this one man, Matthiessen provides a measure for the rest of us."--Nat HentoffSee more details below

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"Reading this book becomes an act of self-confrontation, for Peter Matthiessen has made it clear that Cesar Chavez's battle is not only for the agricultural workers but for the redemption of the country. In illuminating the intactness of this one man, Matthiessen provides a measure for the rest of us."--Nat Hentoff

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ISBN-13:
9780520225848
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/18/2000
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.83(d)

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The man who has threatened California has an Indian's bow nose and lank black hair, with sad eyes and an open smile that is shy and friendly; at moments he is beautiful, like a dark seraph. He is five feet six inches tall, and since his twenty-five-day fast the previous winter, has weighed no more than one hundred and fifty pounds. Yet the word "slight" does not properly describe him. There is an effect of being centered in himself so that no energy is wasted, an effect of density; at the same time, he walks as lightly as a fox. One feels immediately that this man does not stumble, and that to get where he is going he will walk all day.

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