The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy

The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy

by John Phillip Santos

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ISBN-13: 9781101190036
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Phillip Santos, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is the first Mexican American Rhodes Scholar whose awards include the Academy of American Poets' Prize at Notre Dame and the Oxford Prize for fiction. His articles on Latino culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and the San Antonio Express-News. Writer and producer of more than forty television documentaries for CBS-TV and PBS-TV, two of them Emmy nominees, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Map of Nuevo Santander, 1756 iv

Uncle Lico's Vela Genealogy Disk xiii

Lopez Genealogy Disk iv

The Lopez-Vela Family, 1947 xvii

Lopez-Vela Family Tree xix

I Las Entradas 1

II A Book of Swoons 26

III Immaterial Ancestors 55

IV El Canto de Cenote Siete 91

V En Tierras Bárbaras 109

VI El Canto de Cenote Siete 136

VII El Real Archivo de Indias 148

VIII El Canto de Cenote Siete 165

IX Old Mexican City Twilight 176

X El Canto de Cenote Siete 203

XI Churrigueresco Helix 211

XII Zonas Santas 235

Epilogue: Imperio de Fuego 265

Acknowledgments 277

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