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TitleNepantla familias : an anthology of Mexican American literature on families in between worlds / edited by Sergio Troncoso.
CollectionOn Order Book
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In Process - MaterialsParis-Bourbon30053003324095F NEPL6/7/2021 In Process - Materials

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Title Statement Nepantla familias : an anthology of Mexican American literature on families in between worlds / edited by Sergio Troncoso.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2021]
Physical Description 245 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Series Statement Wittliff Collections literary series
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction / Sergio Troncoso -- Nonfiction: Here, there / David Dorado Romo -- Life as Crossing Borders / Sergio Troncoso -- Losing my Mother Tongue / Reyna Grande -- Dia de Muertos / Stephanie Elizondo Griest -- Calle Martin de Zavala / Francisco Cantu -- The Wonder Woman T-Shirt / Rigoberto Gonzalez -- In(toxic)ated Masculinity / Alex Espinoza -- Piacularis / Domingo Martinez -- All the Pretty Ponies / Oscar Casares -- Nobody's Favorite / Lorraine M. Lopez -- Elote Man / David Dominguez -- Paco / Stephanie Li -- The Hole in the House / Sheryl Luna -- Letter to the Student Who Asks Me How I Managed to Do It / Jose Antonio Rodriguez -- Poetry: The Last Time I Went to Church / Jose Antonio Rodriguez -- Duty / Sheryl Luna -- Self-Portrait in the Year of the Dog / Deborah Paredez -- Why You Never Get in a Fight in Elementary School / Octavio Quintanilla -- Jarceria Shop / Sandra Cisneros -- Garden of Gethsemane / Diana Marie Delgado -- You're tired of your life / Octavio Quintanilla -- The Soul / Diana Marie Delgado -- Fiction : Dutiful Daughter / Diana Lopez -- Melancholy Baby / Severo Perez -- Mundo Means World / Octavio Solis -- Border as Womb Emptied of Night and Swallows / ire'ne lara silva -- Family Unit / Ruben Degollado -- The Surprise Trancazo / Helena Maria Viramontes -- Mujeres Matadas / Daniel Chacon -- The Astronaut / Matt Mendez -- About the Editor -- About the Contributors.
Summary, Etc. "Nepantla Familias brings together Mexican American narratives that explore and negotiate the many permutations of living in between different worlds: how the authors or their characters create or fail to create, a cohesive identity amid the contradictions in their lives. Nepantla or living in the inbetween space of the borderland is the focus of this anthology. The essays, poems, and short stories explore the in-between moments in Mexican American life: the family dynamics of living between traditional and contemporary worlds, between Spanish and English, between cultures with traditional and shifting identities. In times of change, family values are either adapted or discarded in the quest for self-discovery, part of the process of selecting and composing elements of a changing identity. Nepantla is the quintessential American experience that revives important foundational values through immigrants and the children of immigrants. Here readers will find a glimpse of contemporary Mexican American experience; here, also, readers will experience complexities of the geographic, linguistic, and cultural borders common to us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mexican American families
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mexican Americans Ethnic identity
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mexican Americans Cultural assimilation.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mexican American families In literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mexican Americans in literature
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Group identity in literature
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Mexican-American Border Region In literature
Index Term-Genre/Form Poetry lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Short stories lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Essays lcgft
Added Entry, Personal Name Troncoso, Sergio, 1961- editor.
Series Added Entry-Uniform Title Wittliff Collections literary series

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