The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century

The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century

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by Guillermo Gomez-Pena
     
 

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Performance texts, poems, and essays explore America's irrational fears of otherness and hybridization.

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Performance texts, poems, and essays explore America's irrational fears of otherness and hybridization.

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Library Journal
Performance artist and self-proclaimed "reverse anthropologist," Gomez-Pea slashes and burns his way through the social jungle like a Latino Berzerker. Clear and energetic, he levels all, and I mean all, cultural dragons. He is not the first to observe that change in the late 20th century has been so enormous that the entire world, especially the United States, has plunged into a deep identity crisis, but unlike some social critics, he offers hope. First, he argues, we must recognize that no one is innocent. Then, only by accepting the inevitability of our innate hybridization will we find a healthy context for genuine growth. Taken from several projects, the author's poems and texts are astute, biting, and often painfully funny. Like any good trickster, he tries to awaken us by teaching how important it is to laugh at ourselves. Read at risk to your own complacency.Susan Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872863132
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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