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Chicano Poetry: A Response to Chaos

by Juan Bruce-Novoa

Alurista. Gary Soto. Bernice Zamora. José Montoya. These names, luminous to some, remain unknown to those who have not yet discovered the rich variety of late twentieth century Chicano poetry. With the flowering...

My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies

by Florence Isaacs

Never are we more concerned with getting it right than when writing to one who has suffered a loss. In My Deepest Sympathies--, letter-writing guru Florence Isaacs guides us through the ins and outs of offering...

Chicano Authors: Inquiry by Interview

by Bruce-Novoa

The need for this book became apparent to Bruce-Novoa when he first taught a Chicano culture course in 1970. His students could find no source to satisfy their curiosity about Chicano writers' backgrounds, opinions,...

Carlos Fuentes: A Critical View

by Robert Brody & Charles Rossman

Carlos Fuentes is a master of modern world literature. With the translation of his major works into English and other languages, his reputation has surpassed the boundaries of his native Mexico and of Hispanic...

Land of Bright Promise: Advertising the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, 1870-1917

by Jan Blodgett

Land of Bright Promise is a fascinating exploration of the multitude of land promotions and types of advertising that attracted more than 175,000 settlers to the Panhandle-South Plains area of Texas from the...

The Cult Film Experience: Beyond All Reason

by J. P. Telotte

"Play it again, Sam" is the motto of cult film enthusiasts, who will watch their favorite movie over and over, "beyond all reason." What is the appeal of cult movies? Why do fans turn up in droves at midnight...

A Long March: The Lives of Frank and Alice Baldwin

by Robert H. Steinbach

During a distinguished military career, in which he rose to the rank of brigadier general and twice won the Medal of Honor, Frank Baldwin saw service in the Civil War, the Indian wars on the Great Plains, and...

The Cypress and Other Writings of a German Pioneer in Texas

by Hermann Seele & Edward C. Breitenkamp

When Hermann Seele anived in New Braunfels in 1845, the raw colony was plagued by poverty, disease, lack of food, and hostile Indians. This personal record of the Germans in Texas shows their evolution from...

Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering

by Richard K. Reed

For almost four centuries, the indigenous Chiripá (Guaraní) people of eastern Paraguay have maintained themselves as a distinct society and culture, despite continual and often intense relations with Paraguayan...

Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: Mpb, 1965-1985

by Charles A. Perrone

Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song is a critical study of MPB (música popular brasileira), a term that refers to varieties of urban popular music of the 1960s and 1970s, incorporating samba, Bossa Nova,...

Bolivar and the War of Independence: Memorias del General Daniel Florencio O'Leary, Narracion

by Daniel Florencio O'Leary & Robert F. McNerney

The overthrow of Spanish rule and the birth of new republican governments in northern South America at the beginning of the nineteenth century were in large part the work of one man-Simón Bolívar. Bolívar...

A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United States: Origins to 1940

by Nicolás| Kanellos

Hispanic theatre flourished in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the Second World War-a fact that few theatre historians know. A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United...

Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage, 1825-1850

by Francis Hodge

The famous "Stage Yankees," with their eccentric New England dialect comedy, entertained audiences from Boston to New Orleans, from New York to London in the years between 1825 and 1850. They provided the creative...

Mount Sinai

by Joseph J. Hobbs

Amid the high mountains of Egypt's southern Sinai Peninsula stands Jebel Musa, "Mount Moses," revered by most Christians and Muslims as Mount Sinai. (Jewish tradition holds that Mount Sinai should remain terra...

City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle

by Bill Minutaglio

First published in 2003, City on Fire is a gripping, intimate account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of the most...

Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema

by John Pierson

The legendary figure who launched the careers of Spike Lee, Michael Moore, and Richard Linklater offers a no-holds-barred look at the deals and details that propel an indie film from a dream to distribution....

Satire in Colonial Spanish America: Turning the New World Upside Down

by Julie Greer Johnson

Satire, the use of criticism cloaked in wit, has been employed since classical times to challenge the established order of society. In colonial Spanish America during the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries,...

Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in American Cinema After 1980

by Timothy Shary

Generation Multiplex (2002) was the first comprehensive study of the representation of teenagers in American cinema since David Considine's Cinema of Adolescence in 1985. This updated and expanded edition reaffirms...

Pillar of Salt: An Autobiography, with 19 Erotic Sonnets

by Salvador Novo, Marguerite Feitlowitz & Carlos Monsivais

Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was a provocative and prolific cultural presence in Mexico City through much of the twentieth century. With his friend and fellow poet Xavier Villaurrutia, he cofounded Ulises and Contemporáneos,...

Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook

by Sheila Lukins & SarahLeah Chase

The authors of the national bestseller The Silver Palate Cookbook now bring their acclaimed gourmet style to graceful entertaining at home. In The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins...