A Voice of My Own: Essays and Stories

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Raised on the bank of the Río Grande in South Texas, acclaimed author Rolando Hinojosa attended Mexican and American schools as a child and has lived in both cultures throughout his life. His schooling contributed to an awareness of differences and similarities in those around him, and led to his search for"a personal voice, which was to become my public voice."

Author of the acclaimed Klail City Death Trip series of novels, which examines ...
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Overview

Raised on the bank of the Río Grande in South Texas, acclaimed author Rolando Hinojosa attended Mexican and American schools as a child and has lived in both cultures throughout his life. His schooling contributed to an awareness of differences and similarities in those around him, and led to his search for"a personal voice, which was to become my public voice."

Author of the acclaimed Klail City Death Trip series of novels, which examines relations between Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans in the fictional Rio Grande Valley town of Klail City, Texas, Hinojosa muses on various aspects of writing in these 14 essays.

Four of Hinojosa's short stories are included in this volume, and as is typical of Hinojosa's life and work, some of the pieces are in English and others are in Spanish. But it is clear that his early life on the Texas-Mexico border was a driving force in his development as a man and a writer.

With an introduction by UCLA scholar Héctor Calderón, this collection written between 1982-2009 is required reading for anyone interested in Hinojosa's work and issues of assimilation, acculturation, border life and discrimination.
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Hinojosa's language is simple, engaging and easy to read. This book is suitable for general audiences, especially those interested in studying and understanding the processes of assimilation that U.S-Mexican border residents have experienced. Recommended for academic and public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558857124
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 1,413,177
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Many Lives of Rolando Hinojosa vii

Essays

A Voice of One's Own 1

This Writer's Sense of Place 9

Living on the River 17

E Pluribus Vitae 35

Breve pesquisa del Valle del Rio Grande 39

Puentes 45

De noche todos los inmigrantes son pardos, con excepciones 49

Ni con gasolina 55

Crossing the Line: The Construction of a Poem 59

'50s Austin: A Variform Education 73

The Gulf Oil-Can Santa Claus 81

A Few Notes on Translation 87

Chicano Literature: An American Literature with a Difference 93

Redefining American Literature 99

The Baroque in the Life and Literature of the Hispano-American 105

Stories

Es el agua (Spanish) 117

Es el agua (English) 123

El puñal de Borges 129

Nice Climate, Miami 133

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